Welcome to the Cotswold Water Park Website
The Cotswold Water Park Trust is a charity which manages the beautiful Cotswold Water Park – an area of 40 square miles, with more than 150 lakes set across the countryside of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire.
We do much more than look after the tourism potential of our area – including estate management, biodiversity protection, conservation and wildlife protection.
We rely on membership subscriptions and donations to fund our important work, and on our volunteers do amazing work on behalf of the community.
Cotswold Water Park Trust membership
- 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.
If you go for walks around the Cotswold Water Park, you will probably have encountered stacks of logs in areas where the CWP Trust Rangers have been removing trees which have become unwanted for various reasons. These are known as habitat piles…read more
A new and very distinctive bird is becoming a much more regular sight around the Cotswold Water Park; the Great White Egret.read more
Enjoy walks around the lakes in the sunshine! The main gates at the park are open daily to walkers from 10am - 3pm. Dogs are very welcome. The lake activities are closed for the season and will reopen in March 2018.read more
Event highlights – for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page
Water Park Videos
What people say…
“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
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…