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Autumn awaits

David-Hall-Lake-52-autumn-tree Now is a beautiful time to explore the lakes and lanes of the Cotswold Water Park

 

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Go birdwatching, take a brisk walk or a cycle ride, or just relax in a country pub 

 
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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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Autumn 2014

'Movement’ is what Autumn is all about  with arrivals and departures in full swing.  Noticeable numbers of waders are being seen at some of the newer gravel pits, particularly on the eastern side of the Water park.  The bushes around Cleveland Lakes are full of warblers and small birds heading south. At the moment there are a few young ducks around Cleveland Scrape so the scrub has yet to be cut.  Shorncote will always be worth visiting for water rail and waders

 

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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.