Where is it?
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.
40 square miles
The Western section of the Cotswold Water Park lies to the west of the A419 between Swindon and Cirencester, centred around the B4696 Spine Road. It encompasses the picturesque villages of South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Somerford Keynes, Poole Keynes, and Ashton Keynes, along with the vibrant Saxon town of Cricklade.
From M4 take Junction 15, follow A419 direction Swindon, Cirencester.
From M5 take junction 11a, follow A417 direction Cirencester.
The Eastern section of the Cotswold Water Park lies to the east of the A419, and contains the delightful villages of Down Ampney, Marston Meysey, Kempsford, Whelford, and the thriving towns of Fairford and Lechlade on Thames.
From Cirencester - A417 direction Fairford, Lechlade
From Oxford - A420 to Faringdon, then A417 to Lechlade
From Swindon - A419 direction Cirencester, then A361 to Lechlade.
For more information – call in to the Gateway Visitor Information Centre to pick up a map of the area, or you can download a PDF version below. There are two maps available, the Leisure Map which gives a good overview of activities and key locations in the Water Park, or the Walking & Cycling Map which focuses on the 50km of footpaths, bridleways and cycle tracks for you to explore.