The Cotswold Water Park is a beautiful and unique area with over 150 lakes set in 40 square miles of stunning scenery. Here are some reasons to come and visit.
With so many lakes, the Cotswold Water Park is the perfect place for water-based activities. Why not try canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, water-skiing or sailing to name a few. If you are new to watersports, this is the perfect place to learn as several places offer introductory lessons and safety is always a high priority. There are also several lakes where you can safely swim.
The Water Park is home to wide variety of wildlife, including otters, kingfishers, and water voles. You can take a walk along one of the many nature trails and spot some of these animals in their natural habitat. There are plenty of hides around the lakes which provide tranquil environments for bird watching.
The Cotswold Water Park has over 70 miles of cycle paths, including off-road routes and quiet country lanes. It’s a great way to explore the area and take in the beautiful scenery. There are several companies around the water park that offer bike hire but of course you are welcome to bring your own bikes. All of our properties have private decking areas perfecting for storing bikes.
There are any walking trails in the Cotswold Water Park, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. Some of the routes take you through picturesque villages and along the banks of the river Thames. Be sure to plan your route to include a drink or lunch in one of the fantastic pubs you can find here in the Cotswolds. There are public footpaths leading from all of the lakes meaning it is very easy to get to local villages and other footpaths including, the Thames path.
The lakes in the Cotswold Water Park area stocked with a variety of fish, including carp, pike and roach. Whether you are a season angler or a beginner, you can enjoy a day fishing in peaceful surroundings. Many of our properties have private or shared jetties / pontoons which are perfect for fishing from. The Tackle Den is a fantastic local fishing shop where you can buy equipment, bait, day passes or just ask for advice and information.
There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy, such as; mini golf, go-karting, archery, play areas and an inflatable water park. There’s even a beach area with sand and shallow water for children to play in. The Cotswold Water Park is a place to be enjoyed by everyone.
If you’re looking for a peaceful break, the Cotswold Water Park is the perfect place to unwind. You can simply sit by the lakeside and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or book a spa treatment. There are even local companies who will bring the spa to you.
Create happy memories on your family holiday this year and stay in one of our self-catering lakeside holiday homes. Each property is uniquely decorated and perfect for families of all sizes. Even bring your four-legged family members are welcome. Browse our lakeside properties or contact us to help you plan your perfect holiday.