Paddle board yoga
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Great White Egret
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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 Activities in the Cotswold Water Park
Many of the operators change their opening hours or close during the winter months. We advise you to telephone in advance.
The Cotswold Water Park Trust does not operate the Cotswold Country Park & Beach. The contact number is 01285 868096
Cotswold Water Park Trust membership
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
- Members’ only events and offers
- 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
Please note this membership does not give free access to Cotswold Country Park and Beach.
The Cotswold Water Park Trust receives funding from The Hills Group and the Environment Agency for a two year Shorncote to River Thames Wetland Connection Project
The Cotswold Water Park Trust is delighted to have received a £70,000 grant from The Hills Group through the Landfill Communities Fund and additional funding from the Environment Agency for a two year project which is enabling a series of environmental enhancements to...read more
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,...read more
NOTICE is hereby given that Gloucestershire County Council have made an Order to close temporarily part of Public Footpath BSC/26 from near its junction with Public Bridleway BSC/46 to its junction with Cerney Wick Lane.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…