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Grab some binoculars and head out for some wildlife watching around the lakes.
Wren © Dave Soons

 

 

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From luxury hotels, lakeside lodges, cosy B&Bs and family-friendly campsites there are plenty of places to stay in the Cotswold Water Park

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With many miles of footpaths, cycleways and bridle paths, the Cotswold Water Park is a great place to explore on foot. Pick up a Walks Guide at the Gateway Centre to find out more

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Explore the Cotswold Water Park by bike - bring your own or hire bikes throughout the year, and set off around lovely lanes and peaceful paths

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With  important numbers of certain types of waterbirds such as coot, pochard, wigeon and many more, like the delightful smew, this is a great place to come birdwatching

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Red-Crested Pochard © Andy Rouse

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Winter 2014

In the main part, a mild winter and only a few Smew are present with a pair seen on Lake 301.  For the first time in a few years Short Eared Owl have appeared at Blakehill and a Penduline Tit showed up for one day only.  Shorncote has a good mix of species (including Siberian Chiffchaff) and is probably the best birding area at present (wellies required). Please report any dead (or live) otters that you see as they are being monitored by the Trust.

 

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The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles, with more than 150 lakes,

set across the countryside of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire.