Great White Egret

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Paddle board yoga

Curlew

© Dave Kilbey

Learn to sail in the Cotswold Water Park

Autumn on Bow Wow in South Cerney

© David Hall

Cycling in the Cotswold Water Park

Welcome to the Cotswold Water Park Website

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.

The Cotswold Water Park Trust is a charity which does much more than look after the tourism potential of the 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 who do amazing work on behalf of the community.

Within the Cotswold Water Park there is a diverse range of businesses offering accommodation, leisure activities and food and drink. This website, which is managed by The Cotswold Water Park Trust, brings many of those businesses together to provide a central listing of what is available within this major tourist destination.

Winter in the Cotswold Water Park

Some of the businesses in the Cotswold Water Park change their opening hours or close during the winter months. Please telephone to check opening times before visiting.

The Cotswold Water Park Trust does not operate the
Cotswold Country Park & Beach

Cotswold Water Park Trust membership

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A Cotswold Water Park Trust annual membership includes:

  • 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
  • 10% discount off food at Lakeside Brasserie
  • Discount off events
  • Priority booking on events
  • Members’ newsletter

and help to make the Cotswold Water Park a better place for wildlife and people.
All from just £18

How to join

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

Latest News…

Flooding in the Cotswold Water Park

Due to the recent heavy rainfall, areas of the Cotswold Water Park are currently flooded. Please do not stray into floodwater as it can hold many hidden dangers. Find an alternative route...

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Sir David John

It is with great sadness that the Board of the Cotswold Water Park Trust must announce that Sir David John, Executive Chairman, passed away in London on 27th October. While the Trust will greatly feel the loss of his passing, our deepest sympathies are with his wife,...

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What’s On

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

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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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.