Northleach – Hazleton circular route

A circular cycle ride recommended by the Cotswolds Conservation Board

photo: the ford at Turkdean
The ford near Turkdean

Equidistant between Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham and Cirencester, this rural route takes you from the historic small town of Northleach through traditional Cotswold villages and hamlets.

Terrain: mostly off-road with a few on-road stretches through gently rolling countryside. Hybrid bikes or MTBs are recommended
Distance: 17 miles / 28 kms. Or about 10 miles if you take the optional shortcut.


Download the route (.gpx file) for easy navigation on your GPS or phone app.

Printable full-size map and description: click the image to read and/or print the leaflet (2 x A4 pages) with directions and things to see.

image of leaflet with map

Where to stay

Northleach is a well-preserved Cotswold market town full of 15th and 16th century buildings, an unspoilt square, little alleyways to explore and interesting individual shops.

The traditional Wheatsheaf Inn has a pleasant garden and a popular restaurant and bar. Guests rate the rooms highly for their comfy beds.

Alternatively, check out other accommodation nearby, including self-catering cottages:

See more circular cycle routes in this area.