Flock of Birdwatchers
Thousands of birds arrive from the frozen North into the Cotswold Water Park through the autumn to spend the winter here in these sheltered warmer waters. Why not join us on a birdwatching walk – check out the events page for more details.
Look out for the wonderful Redwing amongst the hedgerows, seeking out winter food
c Dave Kilbey
Bird's Eye view
Come for a ride
Here in the Cotswold Water Park we are working hard to keep numbers of Water Vole from declining…..
c Russell Savory
Guelder Rose berries
c Barney Wilczak
The Cotswold Water Park is awash with opportunities for fantastic photography, from superb sunsets to ripples and reflections, not to mention the wonderful array of wildlife.
At this time of year, with soft light and changing colours it can offer the patient photographer rich rewards.
We are always really happy to receive images which people have taken in the Water Park, so please do share them with us – they could even appear right here on the front page for all to enjoy!
Due to essential maintenance to the CWPT server on Friday 29th January, there will be no email service, and we regret that any emails sent to the Trust on that day will not be answered.read more
You are invited to the inaugural Cotswold Water Park Ball which will take place on Friday, 26th February 2016 at the stunning Four Pillars Hotel situated within the Cotswold Water Park.read more
What people say about the CWP…
“Great for walking and mountain biking through all seasons. Excellent cycle tracks and footpath network through a superb land and waterscape. Fantastic range of wildlife and waterbirds – and all for free!! Don’t just visit the one major lake. The Thames Path snakes all the way through from the source to Cricklade then on to Lechlade”
Cotswold Water Park review, Trip Advisor
Autumn is all about arrivals, departures and general movement of birds. There are numbers of waders being reported, these being visible on some of the newer gravel pits, particularly on eastern side of the Water Park or at Kent End. Shorncote will start to develop as an area worth visiting for water rail and waders. Keep an eye open for rarer species. A recent woodchat shrike at Blakehill with a number of Redstart could herald other birds such at Wryneck.
Event highlights – for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page
Membership of the CWP Trust starts at just £18 per year. Your contribution will help fund our work. Please join us and make a difference.
Our 150+ volunteers to help us with activities like checking bat boxes, assessing footpaths and helping visitors at the Gateway Centre. If you would like to get involved…