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Name and 'T&S' with barge graphic on blue roundelThames and Severn Way

69 km / 43 miles  View Facebook Page  View Twitter Feed

Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire
The Thames and Severn Way is a canalside route designed by the Cotswold Canal Trust and shown on OS mapping and waymarked following where possible the canals between Framilode and Lechlade on Thames, passing through Stonehouse, Stroud, Brimscombe, the Golden Valley, Siddington, South Cerney, Cricklade and passing over the route of the Sapperton Canal Tunnel. Waymarks provided by Stroud District Council mark the route that is shown on OS mapping. The Way has been marked out by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust. Parts of these canals have been restored and work is continuing.
Cotswold Canals is the title given to two connected Gloucestershire waterways, The Stroudwater Navigation and The Thames & Severn Canal. The thirty six mile long waterway links Englandís two great rivers, The Severn and Thames. The Stroudwater Navigation runs from the Severn and at Wallbridge in Stroud meets the Thames & Severn Canal that continued to Lechlade. The canals map linked below in the websites listing shows the former canals' routes

The route of the Way aims to follow the line of these canals but where necessary uses other nearby paths including the Thames Path. Its route is the same as the Cotswold Canals Walk (an earlier promoted route covered on this website) apart from the final section from Latton to Lechlade where the Way first follows the line of the Thames, to finally leave it to pass south of the Cotswold Waterpark to reach Lechlade.

The Way can be joined by Thames Path walkers upstream of the Thames source that is near Kemble by walking to the canal path and then continued to the Severn.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name and 'T&S' with barge graphic on blue roundel
Name and 'T&S' with barge graphic on blue roundel
Paths marked on OS mapping; Easy; Canal; River
SO751104 - Framilode, Gloucestershire
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SU213993 - Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire
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Cotswold Canals Trust
Bell House, Wallbridge Lock, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3JS
01453 752 568

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External PDF
Cotswold Canals - Canal Map (Cotswold Canals Trust - 2017)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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14 Km
Forge House Stables  (bookable online)
1 Km
34 Km
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39 Km

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Route Profile:

69.8 Km (43.4 miles)
521 m (1,709 ft) ascent
182 m (597 ft)  maximum height