Great White Egret

© Dave Soons

Waterskiing in the Cotswold Water Park

Spring Blossom in the Waterpark

© David Hall

Spring

© David Hall

Paddleboarding in the Cotswold Water Park

Snakes Head Fritillery

© David Hall

Spring in the Waterpark

© David Hall

Explore the wildlife around the lakes

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

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Cotswold Water Park Trust membership

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  • 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…

Summer Open Day – All Day Pass at South Cerney Outdoor

For just £30 per ticket you can have an all-action whole day of Fun Boat Sailing, Kayaking, Canoe Tours, Kata Kanus, Stand Up Paddling with admission limited to just 200 people. See www.waterpark.org/event/summer-open-day-all-day-pass-at-south-cerney-outdoor/ for more...

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Banded Demoiselle Damselflies in the Cotswold Water Park

Amongst the many wonderful sights that nature can provide around the Cotswold Water Park, the summertime spectacle of Banded Demoiselle Damselflies gleaming in the sunlight as they ‘dance’ around our watercourses, is one of the very best. Named after the broad,...

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What’s On

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

Water Park Videos

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What people say…

Accommodation

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

Watersports

“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

Walking

“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

Volunteer

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.