A brand new display of stunning photographs can be seen at the Gateway Information Centre, all ...read more
What is it?
A wonderful wetland of 150 lakes created through gravel extraction.
Excellent birdwatching sites with winter waterbirds, waders, nightingales, grebe, hobbies and more.
Activities from angling to archery, cycling to climbing, sailing to snorkelling, walking to wakeboarding.
Meet the locals - otters, water voles, dragonflies, fritillaries, orchids, birds, bats and even beavers.
Wildflowers on the Walls
They have arrived!
Nightingales return ! The first nightingale has arrived here in the Cotswold Water Park, on its ...read more
Riverside Park improvements
If you have not visited Riverside Park in Lechlade recently (and why would you, it has ...read more
Try sailing for free!
If you have always wanted to give sailing a try, but not quite sure how to ...read more
There are many kilometers of picturesque and peaceful footpaths around the Cotswold Water Park, with the added bonus of it all being very flat!
We are so lucky to have a fabulous choice of pubs in the Cotswold Water Park and surrounding area – and the food and beer is pretty good too!
If you are looking for some retail therapy, there are plenty of places around the Cotswold Water Park where you can indulge your wallet.
The 151 lakes and associated wetland habitats provide a plethora of birding opportunities suitable for the new birder and experienced twitcher alike!
A Turtle Dove has arrived back at Buscot, just on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park. Waders are passing through Lake 74 with Grey Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin and Turnstone there this week. Warblers and Nightingale are singing well. Waterhay will be a very worthwhile starting point for a general birding walk. Dragonflies are starting to emerge as are early orchids but keep your eyes skyward as well, a Honey Buzzard was seen on passage this week.
Event highlights - for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page
- 29 May 2013 - 14:00
Nature photography for beginners
South Cerney, near Cirencester
- 31 May 2013 - 10:00
Willow Weaving family workshop
Membership of the CWP Trust starts at just £15 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...