Peace and quiet
Make some time to take time off…..peaceful lakes, tranquil lodges, far reaching views, and maybe a spot of fishing all combine to soothe the soul.
Image: Lake Pochard
Go wild and get wet!
Try an exhilarating inflatable ride and release the inner kid in you. With safe procedures and expert boat handlers, all you have to worry about is how wet you’ll get!
The Cotswold Water Park is a great year round destination to come and stay, where you will be spoilt for choice from cosy B&Bs to luxury hotels with conference facilities.
Image: Cotswold Water Park Hotel
Blow away the cobwebs
The Cotswold Water Park is home to four well established and popular sailing clubs, all of which offer a very warm welcome.
Image: South Cerney Sailing Club
To help you catch a big one, you need to have the right equipment. The Cotswold Water Park can provide the angler with everything from bait to bivvies at the angling supplies store
Image : Tackle Den
Explore your world
Take time out with the children to get down and explore the wonders of the natural world, right beneath your feet….the Cotswold Water Park is a fabulous place to see much of our native wildlife.
Image: Lower Mill Estate
The sky's the limit
See the Cotswold Water Park from a different viewpoint – way up high! Challenge yourself with an aerial adventure on the high ropes course, great for families, groups and team building
Amongst the great choice of facilities around the Cotswold Water Park, there are several great indoor pools, offering family fun, soothing spas and lakeside luxury.
Image: Hoburne Cotswold
It’s not all about water! Choose from one of the many land based activities here in the Cotswold Water Park – how about a spot of rally driving or off-roading ?
Image: Glos Rally School
Let your cares drift away in one of the stunning lakeside lodges available in the Cotswold Water Park, available to rent for short breaks or longer, all year round.
Image: Isis Lake, Watermark Holidays
We are sailing.....
With several excellent sailing clubs and watersports centres in the Cotswold Water Park, there are plenty of opportunities for all sailors, young and not so young – whether you are a beginner, a returner or a racer.
Image: South Cerney Outdoor
Try a new sport
Why not make 2015 the year to try a new sport…such as Stand up Paddleboarding?
Glide silently and swiftly on crystal clear waters, surrounded by clouds of azure blue damselflies in the summer months.
Image: CWP Hire
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!
Chilly Dippers – a new, friendly series of Winter swimming events in the Cotswold Water Park. Winter swimming is growing in popularity, will you give it a go this winter?read more
A series of events in the Cotswold Water Park have been organised to take you and your family through to the hectic days of Christmasread more
We need your help!
The Cotswold Water Park is an amazing photogenic location all year round, with thousands of people taking thousands of photographs of everything from butterflies to boating…..
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…