Systeme D

The Cotswold Canals map

View the latest version at the Cotswold Canals Trust website

The long-derelict Cotswold Canals are being restored to provide a water route between Thames and Severn. Promoted since the 1970s by what is now the Cotswold Canals Trust, this excellent scheme has recently received support from British Waterways and the offer of over 11m in Lottery funding.

This map was initially created for The Trow, the magazine of the Cotswold Canals Trust. It has since been used by British Waterways, Tempus Publishing, and several other sources.

Walking maps

View one of the walking maps (60k PDF)

The Cotswold Canals Trust also publishes two popular books of walks around the canals. For the latest editions, we produced a new set of 20 colour maps, based on the original line-drawing maps in earlier editions.


David Jowett, editor of The Trow, has been enormously supportive. Richard Attwood wrote the deservedly popular walk books which the 20 maps illustrate. Ken Burgin, a CCT director, furnished a great deal of detailed information about the state of the canals which found its way into the maps.

Most of all, the tireless efforts of the Cotswold Canals Trust mean that the map is in constant need of updating as more sections of this historic route are brought back to life.

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