Cotswold Water Park Ball 2018

Saturday 17th March 2018 at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel

Winter Sunrise

Redwing with winter berries

© Dave Kilbey

Winter wonderland

South Cerney in the Snow © David Hall

Winter teal

© Dave Kilby

Misty morning

© David Hall

Try a new sport

This summer, why not try a new watersport, like stand-up paddleboarding ? All you need is a board, a paddle and a sense of balance…!

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 Country Park & Beach

Please note – we do not operate the Cotswold Country Park & Beach

The contact number is

01285 868096

Cotswold Water Park Trust membership

Cotswold Water Park Trust Logo
  • 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.

How to join

Please note this membership does not give free access to Cotswold Country Park and Beach.

Latest News…

CWP Ball a glittering success

On Friday 03 March, nearly 200 people gathered in the stunning marquee at the De Vere Hotel for the second Cotswold Water Park Ball, organised by the CWP Trust.

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Update on Cleveland Lakes

The Cotswold Water Park Trust seeks partner to develop water activities at Cleveland Lakes

The Cotswold Water Park Trust purchased Cleveland Lakes in 2003 with the purpose of developing the site into the Cotswold Water Park’s top wetland nature reserve and to provide facilities for both visitors and water activities, including rowing.

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What people say…


“Loved this place, lovely lodges, clean very well arranged & have everything you need for an enjoyable weekend away.”
Watermark Holidays review from Trip Advisor


“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


“Great for walking and mountain biking through all seasons. Excellent cycle tracks and footpath network through a superb land and waterscape. Fantastic range of wildlife and waterbirds – and all for free!!”

Cotswold Water Park review, Trip Advisor

Eating Out

“We have been calling in at the Gateway Centre for light lunches or tea and cake for a number of years. We haven’t ever been disappointed. On this last occasion, the salads were particularly full of interesting flavours…delicious!”

Relish at the Gateway Centre review, 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…

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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.