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Gloucestershire, South West England
Latitude: (51.77, Longitude: -2.1
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Gloucestershire is a county in South West England at latitude 51° 46′ 12″ North, longitude 2° 6′ 0″ West.


The ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, in the South West region of England, is made up of the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire together with the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire Relation 82631 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx). The ceremonial county of Gloucestershire Relation 85103 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) borders with the English counties Bristol, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire and the preserved county of Gwent in Wales.

Major roads

Motorways in the area (M5, M50, M4) are complete. The M50 needs some attention with junctions and bridges.

A-roads appear to be complete (check). The A417/A419 south of Birdlip needs some work on junctions.

B-roads appear to be complete (check; think there are a couple of stretches mapped but missing refs)

No source of data for C roads found yet.

National Cycle Network

Several National Cycle Network routes pass through the area:

(TODO: add table of NCN routes)

Route Description Route relation Progress in Gloucestershire
N4 Cribbs Causeway, Aust Relation 2204 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete (few small gaps in Bristol); check tagging where co-routed with N41
N41 Avonmouth, Aust, Berkeley, Slimbridge, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucester, ... Relation 52310 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
N42
N45 Relation 22602 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
N48
R10 - Avon Cycleway Avonmouth, Easter Compton, Olveston, Thornbury, Cromhall, Wickwar, Horton, Yate, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath, Avon Ringroad Relation 69889 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete (gaps south of Bristol)
R17 Pucklechurch Complete to Wiltshire border (missing beyond)
R18 - Filton Link Tytherington - Stoke Gifford Complete into Bristol

Walking routes

There are several long-distance paths and marked trails:

National Trails and Regional Routes

(TODO: add more detail of routes, then start figuring out which bits of each are mapped)

Route Description Route relation Progress in Gloucestershire
Cotswold Way Broadway, Winchcombe, Birdlip, Painswick, Stonehouse, Dursley, Stinchcombe, Wotton-under-Edge, Tormarton, Cold Ashton Relation 65239 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Nearly complete. Alex McKee 04:09, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Diamond Way Northleach Relation 271196 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Frome Valley Walkway Frenchay, Frampton Cotterell, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury Relation 69760 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Small sections mapped in Yate/Chipping Sodbury
Geopark Way Bridgnorth to Gloucester via the Malvern Hills]] Relation 206648 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete
Glevum Way Around Gloucester Relation 69312 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Update: A section from Upton Church to Whaddon has been mapped.
Gloucestershire Way Chepstow, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Shurdington, Shipton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Tewkesbury Relation 9012 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) One section mapped from Shurdington to Crickley Hill.
Heart of England Way Stow-on-the-Wold Relation 75260 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Jubilee Way Aust, Thornbury, Rangeworthy, Old Sodbury Relation 69755 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Just a couple of small sections around Thornbury and Tytherington mapped
Macmillan Way Stow-on-the-Wold Relation 1149730 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Monarch's Way Keynsham, Wick, Chipping Sodbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, ... Relation 20611 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Offa's Dyke Path Chepstow, ... Relation 9649 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Severn Way Avonmouth, Aust, Sharpness, Frampton on Severn, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn Relation 112738 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete.
Thames Path Kemble Relation 20469 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Wychavon Way Winchcombe Relation 2323758 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete
Wye Valley Walk Ross on Wye Relation 61495 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Wysis Way ..., Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Sapperton ... Relation 65891 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) 3 sections have been added, one north of Gloucester from Highnam to Alney Island, one south of Gloucester from Robinswood Hill to Painswick Beacon and a section from Frampton Mansell to Sapperton.

Local Paths

These are local routes that can be completed in a day (or less). They are often circular, waymarked and have leaflets provided by the county council. When tagging the relations for these routes, it is suggested that network=lwn should be used from those detailed on the Walking Routes page.

Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Daffodil Way[1] 14.5 km (9 mi) Waymarked circular walk starting from Dymock through wild daffodil country. 100% Relation 2186279 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Poets' Path No 1[2] 13 km (8 mi) Waymarked circular walk starting from Dymock and associated with the poets; Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Gibson, Thomas & Frost. Part of the path intersects the Geopark Way. 100% Relation 2065439 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Poets' Path No 2[3] 13 km (8 mi) Waymarked circular walk starting from Dymock and associated with the poets; Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Gibson, Thomas & Frost. 100% Relation 2658304 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Districts of Gloucestershire

The non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire is divided into six administrative disctricts.

Number complete
Area Cities Towns Villages Notes Boundary Relation
Cheltenham [4] Relation 184094 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Cotswold [5]
Forest of Dean [6] Relation 417631 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Gloucester [7] Relation 181362 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Stroud [8]
Tewkesbury [9] Relation 417658 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Towns and villages

Postal code Towns and villages Progress
BS30 Wick
BS32 Almondsbury, Tockington
BS35 Thornbury Thornbury area is well mapped (map is used at www.mythornbury.co.uk) in terms of roads and cycle routes; footpath mapping needed, especially near the Severn.
BS36 Coalpit Heath, Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne Roads well mapped.
BS37 Chipping Sodbury, Yate Roads well mapped (map is used at www.myyate.co.uk); many urban footpaths to do.
GL1 Gloucester Well mapped, landuse outlines for shopping precincts, hospital, cathedral grounds and so on are needed to put map in context
GL2 Gloucester Poor, most of GL2 needs much additional work (Quedgeley especially)
GL3 Gloucester Acceptable. Brockworth is only major missing piece, currently mapping Alex McKee 18:48, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
GL4 Gloucester Good, most of GL4 is very well covered with landuse, virtually all roads, footpaths. Currently mapping Alex McKee 18:48, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
GL5 Stroud Lots to do.
GL6 Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Chalford, Bussage Currently mapping roads in this area --Southglos 21:46, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
GL7 Cirencester
GL8 Tetbury Most rural roads done; Tetbury itself needs work. Currently mapping -- Kevinp123 1 January 2010
GL9 Acton Turville, Didmarton, Hawkesbury
GL10 Stonehouse, Kings Stanley, Nympsfield Lots of rural roads mapped; roads in Stonehouse nearly complete.
GL11 Cam, Dursley Have made a start on Cam, but am not in the area often; any help here appreciated.--Southglos 21:46, 23 January 2009 (UTC) Dursley is pretty much unmapped.
GL12 Wotton-under-Edge, Charfield, Wickwar, Cromhall Most roads well mapped; some rural dead-ends needed (eg: south of Wickwar); more footpath mapping needed.
GL13 Berkeley Berkeley's roads are well mapped; some rural dead-ends needed; footpath mapping needed.
GL14 Cinderford Lots to do.
GL15 Lydney Lots to do.
GL16 Coleford
GL17
GL18 Newent
GL19 Apperley, Hartpury, Tibberton
GL20 Tewkesbury Updated: Town coverage is now reasonable, minor roads and estates need mapping Alex McKee 18:44, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
GL50 Cheltenham Currently mapping roads in this area --Southglos 21:46, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
GL51 Cheltenham Currently mapping roads in this area --Southglos 21:46, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
GL51 Shurdington 99% complete. -- Alex McKee 00:04, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
GL52 Cheltenham
GL53 Cheltenham
SN14 Marshfield Well mapped.

Major features

Gloucestershire is home to several nationally recognised areas of importance such as the Cotswolds, or the River Severn. This section is to track progress in mapping these features.

Feature Situation at 29/7/2009 Progress Relation
Cotswolds The Cotswolds are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and are nationally, even internationally, recognised. Much of this area is already fairly well mapped, but does have some pretty large gaps in coverage and there is currently no outline of the AONB in the OSM data. As the area is a significant tourist attraction, progress here is highly desirable. AONB boundary complete, villages and towns in the district and the AONB still need lots of work. Relation 166570 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Forest of Dean The Forest of Dean is a large forest in Gloucestershire, one of the largest remaining in England. The Forest is also home to a few towns and many villages. The area is culturally and historically significant within Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. OpenStreetMap coverage in this area is extremely limited with the forest itself almost entirely absent, and the towns and villages are barely mapped. Little surveying has been done, most roads and landuse is from NPE and Yahoo. Relation 78975 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Mailing list

The talk-gb-oxoncotswolds mailing list is for mappers in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, and would therefore welcome users in Gloucestershire!