Visitor Information

Visitor Information

The Gateway Centre at the Cotswold Water Park

With 150 lakes set over 40 square miles, the Cotswold Water Park offers loads of activities for everyone. The Things to Do section will help you find out what you can do where, but here are some other ways we can help answer your query.





The Cotswold Water Park is a large area, with lots of  lakes and lots of different activities.

For details of what to do and where to do it, have a look at Things to Do section. You can find prices and opening times for all the different activities on each of the individual businesses' websites.

Click here for information about Cotswold Country Park and Beach for BBQ hire, beach, paddling and playgrounds.

For details on how to get here, have a look at Where is it ?

Talk to a person
If you cannot find the information you need, call the CWP Trust office on 01793 752413, 
Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm.

Email a question
For general enquiries about the area send an email to 

Call in to the Gateway Information Centre
The first stop for many visitors is the fabulous Gateway Information Centre, a green oak barn construction with stunning views across a lake. The Gateway Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, with easy access from the main road, and plenty of free parking.
Location: Spine Road, South Cerney GL7 5TL

On site there are toilet facilities, an excellent café run by local catering company Relish, local tourist information, and Cotswold Outdoor. 

The Information desk at the Gateway Centre is staffed by CWP Trust volunteers at the weekends and during school holidays where possible  – they will be delighted to help you. Or if they are not there, please do ask the café staff - as long as they have time, they are very helpful!

NEW FOR 2014

CWP Holiday Pass

If you are staying in the area for a few days, then why not consider purchasing a CWP Holiday Pass - this will give you access to a whole range of discounts across the area from selected partners. At just £10 for two weeks, and for use by up to six people you can make savings straight away!



As most of the area of the Cotswold Water Park is part of the countryside, there are the usual obstacles and issues, such as stiles, gates, and muddy footpaths. For wheelchair and mobility scooter users, the best option is to locate the bridlepaths and cycle routes ( Walks Guide Map 5) and to choose a route starting from one of the parking places such as Waterhay car park, the Gateway Centre or Bridge car park along the Spine Road.

In the Eastern section of the Cotswold Water Park, there are delightful places to sit alongside the River Thames, parking at Riverside Park in Lechlade. There is a seasonal charge for parking (free to CWPT members) , but please note that  access into the town is restricted at present due to a narrow flight of steps. However, there are plans to replace the steps with a ramp in the near future.

One of the best sites for people with limited mobility is Cotswold Country Park and Beach, with lakeside paths, toilets, cafe and beach area.