Peace and quiet

Make some time to take time off…..peaceful lakes, tranquil lodges, far reaching views, and maybe a spot of fishing all combine to soothe the soul.

Image: Lake Pochard

Go wild and get wet!

Try an exhilarating inflatable ride and release the inner kid in you. With safe procedures and expert boat handlers, all you have to worry about is how wet you’ll get!

Image:Lakeside Ski

Lakeside Luxury

The Cotswold Water Park is a great year round destination to come and stay, where you will be spoilt for choice from cosy B&Bs to luxury hotels with conference facilities.

Image: Cotswold Water Park Hotel

Blow away the cobwebs

The Cotswold Water Park is home to four well established and popular sailing clubs, all of which offer a very warm welcome.

Image: South Cerney Sailing Club

Angling heaven

To help you catch a big one, you need to have the right equipment. The Cotswold Water Park can provide the angler with everything from bait to bivvies at the angling supplies store

Image : Tackle Den

Explore your world

Take time out with the children to get down and explore the wonders of the natural world, right beneath your feet….the Cotswold Water Park is a fabulous place to see much of our native wildlife.

Image: Lower Mill Estate

The sky's the limit

See the Cotswold Water Park from a different viewpoint – way up high! Challenge yourself with an aerial adventure on the high ropes course, great for families, groups and team building

Image: Head4Heights

Splashing around

Amongst the great choice of facilities around the Cotswold Water Park, there are several great indoor pools, offering family fun, soothing spas and lakeside luxury.

Image: Hoburne Cotswold

Off roading

It’s not all about water! Choose from one of the many land based activities here in the Cotswold Water Park – how about a spot of rally driving or off-roading ?

Image: Glos Rally School

Lakeside Lodges

Let your cares drift away in one of the stunning lakeside lodges available in the Cotswold Water Park, available to rent for short breaks or longer, all year round.

Image: Isis Lake, Watermark Holidays

We are sailing.....

With several excellent sailing clubs and watersports centres in the Cotswold Water Park, there are plenty of opportunities for all sailors, young and not so young – whether you are a beginner, a returner or a racer.

Image: South Cerney Outdoor

Try a new sport

Why not make 2015 the year to try a new sport…such as Stand up Paddleboarding?
Glide silently and swiftly on crystal clear waters, surrounded by clouds of azure blue damselflies in the summer months.

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CWP Holiday Pass - only £5

Spend £5 now and save £££s on your family trip to the Cotswold Water Park. Valid for 4 people for 2 weeks.

  • Free parking at Neigh Bridge Country Park and Riverside Park, Lechlade
  • 20% on entry to the Cotswold Country Park & Beach
  • 10% on Head4Heights Aerial Adventure
  • 10% at Cotswold Forest School
  • 10% on at Gateway Centre cafe by Relish
  • 10% on food at Old Boathouse Pub
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Join the Cotswold Water Park Trust

  • Free parking at Neigh Bridge Country Park and Riverside Park, Lechlade
  • 15% discount the café at the Gateway Centre
  • 10% discount at the Cotswold Outdoor
  • Seasonal discounts on activities
  • Priority booking on all events and Fossil Hunts
  • Plus quarterly e-newsletter, car sticker, voting rights at AGM and much more
  • Membership from just £18 per year
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Latest News…



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

Bird Blog

Spring 2015

Spring migration has been delayed this year as a result of the calm weather, but  weather changes should soon show a noticeable change in the number and variety of migrants.  A few winter ducks remain but are about to be replaced with summer visitors and already many warblers are starting to sing.    Little Ringed Plovers and the first terns have just arrived along with a pair of Garganey. The otter family is currently showing well on most days at Lower Moor.

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

Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Ranger work party

    6 September @ 10:00 am
  2. Volunteer Ranger work party

    11 October @ 10:00 am
  3. Volunteer Ranger work party

    15 November @ 10:00 am
  4. Volunteer Ranger work party

    13 December @ 10:00 am
  5. Volunteer Ranger work party

    10 January, 2016 @ 10:00 am

cotswold water park towns and villages

Towns & Villages

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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.