The Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester is one of the more unique highlights of the Cotswolds is the UK’s largest water park consisting of 147 lakes set in 40 square miles of land. The lakes were once gravel quarries which were “de-watered” but have been permitted to refill naturally. You can fish in 74 of the lakes and enjoy walking or biking on 150km of paths! Many of the lakes are privately owned but plenty are open to the public.
You will find public car parks and picnic sites in a number of locations including Neigh Bridge, Clayhill Copse, Bridge Car Park, Lakeside Car Park, Waterhay Car Park, Gateway Centre Car Park and Riverside Car Park. These car parks provide access to secluded walkways, playgrounds for children and tables for picnics.
The sporting activities you can participate in at the Cotswold Water Park are practically endless. You can enjoy aerial adventure, angling, cycling, farm visits, golf, paintball, walks along sculpture trails, wilderness training, canoeing and kayaking, diving, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran at any of these sports, you are sure to have a great time in a beautiful country setting.
Accommodations are conveniently available in the neighboring area including hotels, bed and breakfasts, caravan sites and more. Cotswold Water Park is an exciting and accessible diversion for the whole family!