Cotswold Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park covers a massive area of 40 square miles , which covers 14 villages and towns, a whopping 150 different lakes, and the homes and work-places of over 20,000 people. This huge area was named the 'Cotswold Water Park' in 1967, and is now a very important and significant are for wildlife, especially wintering and breeding birds.
With so much to explore, and many different activities to enjoy, the area has quickly become a hugely popular tourist destination, and more than 500,000 nature lovers come to visit it every year. It's owners, the Costwold Water Park Trust, are an environmental charity who's goal is to improve the 40 square miles, and to maximize it's benefit for people and animals alike, and they are also in partnership with the local Wildlife Trust. The area boasts -
74 fishing lakes,
10 lakes with 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' status,
93 miles of pathways, bridleways and cycle paths, and
Clear evidence of 6,000 years of habitation
Visitors to the Park can also enjoy access to several different, equally enjoyable activities, suitable for thrill-seeker and peace-lovers alike, such as -
And of course, there are many equally diverse and wonderful places to stay around the Cotswold Water Park (because why wouldn't you want to make a weekend out of it?). From four-star hotels, to luxury log cabins, to family-friendly campsites - no matter your tastes, Cotswold Water Park has something for everyone.