Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Welcome to Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures provides photos and information on over 240 points of interest along the Cotswold Canals.

It also includes articles about the canals, the restoration and their history.

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Cotswold Canals Towpath Guide App

The Towpath Guide contains walking routes and information on the canals including, parking, pubs, cafes, and the locations of CCT Visitor Centres.

The perfect companion for those walking the Cotswold Canals!

More about the Towpath Guide here...

Cotswold Canals Connected Phase 1B

Get an overview of the Cotswold Canals Connected Phase 1B restoration programme.

The Canals in Pictures

Photos and information related to each point of interest on the Cotswold Canals is available below.

Canal Maps

The Cotswold Canals interactive map uses live UK Ordnance Survey data, and allows a visitor to zoom-in on places of interest.

A separate Cotswold Canals restoration and walking map can be downloaded using the link below.

Download Cotswold Canals map (PDF format)

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

When Sapperton Canal Tunnel was built it was the longest canal tunnel in the United Kingdom.

History of the Canals
Thames Head Pumping Station

Soon after the Thames & Severn opened in 1789 the lack of a reliable water supply became an issue.

This led to the construction of a pumping station at Thames Head.



Canal Milestones

The milestone is a feature on the Thames & Severn Canal not found on the Stroudwater.

Originally 52 were positioned at half-mile intervals, but not all of these have survived.

More on Thames & Severn milestones