“Cotswold Cycling Country Lanes & Traffic Free family routes
The Cotswolds are ideal for the touring cyclist. They represent England at her very best. Long, windy lanes connect beautiful villages with excellent pubs and friendly tearooms. The landscape you cycle through is rich in imagery; rolling, “galloping country”, dry-stone walls dividing vast, sweeping sheep pastures, lazy trickling trout streams and quaint hamlets undisturbed by coach, sightseer or time. The landscape undulates, and as you reach the top of a little hill, you will rest and peer down a valley where evidence of local craftsmanship is ever present in the shape of tithe barns, churches, farms and cottages.
The twenty-eight circular routes are designed to follow the quietest country lanes and to introduce you to the best of the Cotswolds. They are only an introduction. The purists may prefer to pursue their own course. They will hopefully enjoy and appreciate the clarity of the mapping. So free the spirit for the joy of the open road and enjoy the Cotswolds.