Wildflowers in abundance...
Take a walk amongst wildflower meadows this Spring – exactly as nature intended them to be. Did you know that some of the best lowland wetland meadows in the UK can be found here in the Water Park?
Here in the Cotswold Water Park we are working hard to keep numbers of Water Vole from declining…..
c Russell Savory
Long tailed tit
Sshhh…..watch the energetic antics of these delightful birds amongst the reed beds
Reach for the sky
Luckily it doesn’t have to be hot and sunny to visit the Cotswold Water Park – there is loads to do throughout the year. How about a spot of high ropes adventure?
Wait for us!
Spring is a busy time of the year round here! Look out for juvenile Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Goose and many more
Flock of Birdwatchers
The Cotswold Water Park is nationally important for some species of birds, and a great place to do some birdwatching. Why not join us on a guided walk – check out the Events page for details.
Stay a bit longer
If you are planning a holiday for the summer, then why not have a look at the incredible range of self catering accommodation to be found in this area – from lakeside log cabins, waterside wooden lodges to luxury hotels
Come for a walk
The Cotswold Water Park is a great place to come for a family walk – with sights and sounds all around. Why not bring your binoculars and spot some wildlife on the way? © Katie Griffin
Join the Cotswold Water Park Trust
For just £18 a year receive all this:
- Free parking at Riverside Car Park and Neigh Bridge Country Park
- 15% discount off food and drink at Gateway Centre cafe
- 10% discount off purchases at Cotswold Outdoor
- Members’ only events and offers
- Priority booking on events
- Members’ newsletter
and help make the Cotswold Water Park a better place for wildlife and people.
We are delighted to announce the opening of a new access point in the Cotswold Water Park, from where birdwatchers will be able to gain a whole new aspect of the Waterhay reedbed.read more
Due to improvements being undertaken at Clayhill Car Park along the Spine Road, we are sorry that this facility will be closed for several weeks.read more
The Cotswold Water Park Trust has teamed up with the organisers of the Lechlade Music Festival to offer tickets to the Festival at greatly reduced prices…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.
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…