GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 41

132 miles (212 km)

This is the complete Sustrans National Cycle Route 41 running from Bristol to Rugby.
It runs for about 132 miles passing Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick on the way.
You can download the full gpx for the route at the bottom of the page.

Cycle Routes on National Cycle Route 41

National Cycle Route 41 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 41 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Warwick you can link with National Cycle Route 52 which runs north towards Coventry, Nuneaton, Coalville and Loughborough.
The trail links with the Cotswold Line Cycle Route which runs through the AONB from Worcester to Long Hanborough, just outside Oxford.
In Somerset the trail links with the Avon Cycleway. The long distance circular ride explores the area around Bristol, visiting the edge of the Cotswolds and the coast around Clevedon.
Near Southam in Warwickshire the route links with National Cycle Route 48 which runs through the Cotswolds to Moreton-in-Marsh and Tetbury.


Birdingbury cycleway - - 1090619

Birdingbury cycleway. Much of the former Rugby to Leamington Hastings railway line is now a cycleway, route 41 of the National Cycle Network according to the sign. This view is looking north-west at Birdingbury station.

Cycleway and towpath, Grand Union Canal - - 1344092

Cycleway and towpath, Grand Union Canal. Looking west at the disused railway bridge across the Grand Union Canal near Bascote. National cycle route 41 shares the canal towpath from Long Itchington to this point then runs up the stepped ramp to follow the trackbed of the dismantled railway towards Leamington Spa. The towpath itself continues under the bridge.

Draycote Water cycleway signpost (1) - - 1297462

Draycote Water cycleway signpost near Rugby. Signpost at the point where the cycleway from Draycote village meets the Draycote Water perimeter road.

Lest there be any doubt... St. Nicholas Park, Warwick - - 1350590

A view of the surfaced track through St. Nicholas Park, Warwick. Together with Charter Bridge across the River Avon, the cycleway and footway were opened in 1996. They provided a much-needed safe route to schools on both sides of the river. They also made possible some new recreational walks, and are well-used.

Stockton Locks - - 155264

Stockton Locks near Long Itchington. The locks lifting the Grand Union Canal up to Napton Junction, seen from Stockton Road bridge.

Sustrans Milepost at Ham Green - - 274397

Sustrans Milepost at Ham Green. This rowe type milepost is on the Bristol to Portishead Cycle Path, routes 33 and 41.

Trackbed of Great Central Railway - - 1287288

Trackbed of Great Central Railway. Looking south along the walkway on the trackbed of the disused Great Central Railway near Lower Hilmorton Road.

NCN Route 41 crosses Radford Road (2) - - 1563358

NCN Route 41 crosses Radford Road. There is a small refuge, out of shot. The blue signs just visible on the right are at the entrance to the small car park that has footbridge access to Newbold Comyn Park:

GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 41.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)