|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 . The ceremonial county of Gloucestershire borders with the English counties Bristol, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire and the preserved county of Gwent in Wales.
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||Complete (few small gaps in Bristol); check tagging where co-routed with N41|
|N41||Avonmouth, Aust, Berkeley, Slimbridge, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucester, ...|
|R10 - Avon Cycleway||Avonmouth, Easter Compton, Olveston, Thornbury, Cromhall, Wickwar, Horton, Yate, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath, Avon Ringroad||Complete (gaps south of Bristol)|
|R17||Pucklechurch||Complete to Wiltshire border (missing beyond)|
|R18 - Filton Link||Tytherington - Stoke Gifford||Complete into Bristol|
There are several long-distance paths and marked trails:
(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||Nearly complete. Alex McKee 04:09, 12 September 2009 (UTC)|
|Frome Valley Walkway||Frenchay, Frampton Cotterell, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury||Small sections mapped in Yate/Chipping Sodbury|
|Geopark Way||Bridgnorth to Gloucester via the Malvern Hills]]||Complete|
|Glevum Way||Around Gloucester||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||One section mapped from Shurdington to Crickley Hill.|
|Heart of England Way||Stow-on-the-Wold|
|Jubilee Way||Aust, Thornbury, Rangeworthy, Old Sodbury||Just a couple of small sections around Thornbury and Tytherington mapped|
|Monarch's Way||Keynsham, Wick, Chipping Sodbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, ...|
|Offa's Dyke Path||Chepstow, ...|
|Severn Way||Avonmouth, Aust, Sharpness, Frampton on Severn, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn||Complete.|
|Wye Valley Walk||Ross on Wye|
|Wysis Way||..., Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Sapperton ...||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.|
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||14.5 km (9 mi)||Waymarked circular walk starting from Dymock through wild daffodil country.||100%|
|Poets' Path No 1||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%|
|Poets' Path No 2||13 km (8 mi)||Waymarked circular walk starting from Dymock and associated with the poets; Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Gibson, Thomas & Frost.||100%|
Districts of Gloucestershire
The non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire is divided into six administrative disctricts.
|Forest of Dean |
Towns and villages
|Postal code||Towns and villages||Progress|
|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)|
|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.|
|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)|
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.|
|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.|
The talk-gb-oxoncotswolds mailing list is for mappers in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, and would therefore welcome users in Gloucestershire!