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.

Our Sites

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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Our native partridge species – The Grey Partridge

Our native partridge species – The Grey Partridge

The Cotswold Water Park isn’t just one vast expanse of water; around the fringes and between the main areas of gravel extraction plenty of farmland still exists. Many farmland birds have declined drastically since the mid twentieth century, with the list including our...

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New mini-information point at Ashton Keynes Community Shop

New mini-information point at Ashton Keynes Community Shop

When it comes to a local shop, there’s not much that the Ashton Keynes Community Shop doesn’t offer. Apart from selling groceries seven days a week, it also offers photocopying, cashback, ticket sales for local events, newspaper collection, PayPoint, coffee, and a...

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New Cotswold Water Park Nature Reserves Guide

New Cotswold Water Park Nature Reserves Guide

Have you ever wondered what a Willow Warbler looks like? Or searched in vain for a Glow Worm? Look no further – Cotswold Lakes Trust has produced a guide to the main nature reserves that lie within the Cotswold Water Park and what visitors might find there.There are...

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Sparrowhawks

Sparrowhawks

This is the time of year when many of you will have cleaned and filled your bird feeders, then hung them out to attract all manor of finches, tits and sparrows; with the added excitement, if you are lucky, of the likes of woodpeckers and Nuthatches. But the more birds...

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Late season dragonflies

Late season dragonflies

As we move into autumn most dragonflies will have vanished from the lakes and rivers around the Cotswold Water Park. However, a few are still on the wing, including two closely related species; Migrant Hawker and Southern Hawker. Migrant Hawker is a medium sized...

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