Public paddling and bathing

There is a large inland paddling and bathing beach at Cotswold Country Park and Beach ( seasonal opening times apply) along with a fenced off playground and smaller paddling area for very young children.

Open water swimming

Open Water swimming by prior arrangement, and with certain restrictions etc. can be done at the following places:
Waterland (Lake 32)
Cotswold Water Park Hire (Lake 86)

Take a look at Triathalon Matt’s videoes:
What’s it like to open water swim at Waterland (Lake 32)
What’s it like to open water swim at Cotswold Water Park Hire (Lake 86)


01285 861 202
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits provides activities to companies, schools & Youth Organisations.
You can participate in Windsurfing, Archery, Raftbuilding, Low Ropes, Sailing, Kayaking, Orienteering, Problem Solving and Canoeing
CWP Hire
Cotswold Water Park Hire
01285 860 086
In the Cotswold Water Park only a short walk from both the Four Pillars Hotel and Gateway Centre. At Lake 86 we hire Rowing Boats, Stand Up Paddle boards, Kayaks and Canoes. Whether you are looking to entertain the family, challenge yourself or simply unwind and relax.
South West Swim
South West Swim
07751 793 234
SouthWestSwim is an open water coaching & swim retail business coaching from two of the finest lakes in the Cotswold Water Park, Waterland at Lake 32 & South Cerney Outdoor, Lake 12