The Wibit is here!

Come and check out the exciting new AquaPark at the Cotswold Country Park and Beach on Lake 32, near Somerford Keynes

Here be dragons...

The Cotswold Water Park is one of the best places to see a huge variety of UK species of dragonfly, from the mighty Emperor to the delicate Banded Demoiselle

© Dave Soons

Lakeside luxury

Come and stay in one of the many lakeside lodges around the Water Park – from self catering houses to four star hotel there is plenty of choice for all

Try a new sport

This summer, why not try a new watersport, like stand-up paddleboarding ? All you need is a board, a paddle and a sense of balance…!

Explore by bike

Bring or hire a bike and set off around the lakes and lanes of the Cotswold Water Park – seek out hidden bird hides and secluded picnic spots. Don’t forget your Leisure Map!

Hobby overhead

The abundance of insects over the lakes in the Cotswold Water Park attract the Hobby each summer – hunting for dragonflies and damselflies with deadly accuracy

©  Dave Soons

Looking for an adrenalin rush?

Here in the Water Park there are plenty of thrill seeking ativities, from rally driving to ringo rides.

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?

Logo-orange-webFrom just £18 a year receive all this:

  • Free parking at all CWP Trust run car parks
  • 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.Please note this membership does not give free access to Cotswold Country Park and Beach….

Latest News…

The Beach is open!

The Cotswold Country Park and Beach is now open for business, with some great new attractions such as the fabulous Wibit Aquapark…..

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What people say about the CWP…

Accommodation… “Loved this place, lovely lodges, clean very well arranged & have everything you need for an enjoyable weekend away.” Watermark Holidays review from Trip Advisor

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“Just back from an hour on the lake. Great fun. Super friendly and helpful staff. We opted for SUP hire but plenty of other options from simple rowing boats, through kayaks for one or two.”
CWP Hire review from Trip Advisor

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“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

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Eating Out

“We have been calling in at the Gateway Centre for light lunches or tea and cake for a number of years. We haven’t ever been disappointed. On this last occasion, the salads were particularly full of interesting flavours…delicious!”
Relish at the Gateway Centre review, Trip Advisor

Winter 2016

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.

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Event highlights – for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Join Us…

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.

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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…

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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.