Make a splash!
For a real adrenaline rush try some of the more adventurous sports on and off the water – there is something for everyone, from waterskiing to rally driving © Lakeside Ski
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?
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
Sailing for all
With so many lakes, you will find plenty of choice across the Cotswold Water Park for beginners and experts alike.
The Cotswold Water Park is a great place for families to discover the amazing wildlife there is around here, like water voles, bats and dragonflies. © Lower Mill Estate
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
Try a new sport
Challenge yourself with a new activity this summer such as Paddleboarding – if that’s too easy how about Yoga on a paddleboard ? © CWP Hire
Hang on tight!
For thrill seekers there are inflatable rides, waterskiing, wakeboarding and much more! © Lakeside Ski
Seek out the wildlife
Take time out to explore the lakes and meadows where you may meet some of amazing variety of wildlife, such as the Common Blue butterfly © David Hall
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.
On December 10th the Cotswold Water Park Trust will take over the management of Keynes Country Park (currently known as Cotswold Country Park and Beach).read more
Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society published a special edition of “The Gloucestershire Naturalist” (TGN 28) in April 2016: Dragonflies & Damselflies of Gloucestershire by Ingrid Twissell, the Gloucestershire Odonata Recorder.read more
There was absolutely nothing spooky or terrifying about the AGM of the Cotswold Water Park Trust which was held recently, on 31 October at the Four Pillars Hotel.read more
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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. Goosander seen recently on Lake 56 Neigh Bridge. Keep an eye open for rarer species. Two Cattle Egret been spotted in a field near Ashton Keynes.
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…