Cotswold Lakes Trust

 

Cotswold Lakes Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park for the benefit of wildlife and people.

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About Cotswold Lakes Trust

About Us

Cotswold Lakes Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park for the benefit of wildlife and people.

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We manage a range of sites and nature reserves across the Cotswold Water Park

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Our Work

Cotswold Lakes Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Leadership

Guiding the Cotswold Water Park to a more accessible and sustainable future

Biodiversity and the Natural Environment

Protecting and enhancing the rich natural environment

Recreation and Access

Improving access and encouraging the public to appropriately enjoy our sites

Education

Promoting a greater understanding of the heritage, wildlife and landscape

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Projects & Events

As a charity, Cotswold Lakes Trust runs several varied and interesting projects, through specific grant funding. These range from the ongoing Cotswold Water Vole Recovery Project and environmental enhancements on key sites within the Cotswold Water Park through to improvements to public leisure sites that the Trust manages.

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Reed Buntings in the Cotswold Water Park

Reed Buntings in the Cotswold Water Park

Reed Buntings are a widespread resident bird in the Cotswold Water Park. The name provides a clue towards their habitat preference, which is usually close to water where reeds, sedges and waterside scrub provide them with a suitable home. During the summer they find...

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Late Season Butterflies

Late Season Butterflies

As the Autumn weather sets in, the ‘Butterfly season’ draws to an end. Few will still be on the wing when you read this, but the later season species include some of the scarcer types. Clouded Yellows are annual migrants to the UK, in widely varying numbers, and last...

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Muntjac Deer can be spotted in the Cotswold Water Park

Muntjac Deer can be spotted in the Cotswold Water Park

Earlier this summer I was walking through the Cleveland Lakes reserve, surveying breeding birds, when I spotted movement in the long grass ahead of me. I knelt down, in the hope that I hadn’t been seen, and scanned the area through binoculars. A large head could be...

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