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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Significant volunteer time generated from our members, Trustees and general volunteers make a valuable contribution to the work of the Trust

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

2026 Challenge Fund Appeal

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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Join our happy band of helpers at Cotswold Lakes Trust

Join our happy band of helpers at Cotswold Lakes Trust

Do you love the Cotswold Water Park and have a few hours a month to spare as a volunteer? Cotswold Lakes Trust is holding a special event at 2pm on June 25 for anyone interested in helping out at the Information Point at the Gateway Centre, in Spine Road, South...

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Golden Skippers

Golden Skippers

June will herald the appearance of many more butterflies on the wing. Amongst them, in our area, are three species from a group known as the ‘Golden Skippers’. The name provides a strong clue to their colour scheme and a distinctive shape makes them reasonably easy to...

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Wading birds in the Cotswold Water Park

Wading birds in the Cotswold Water Park

Throughout the spring a wide variety of birds migrate through the Cotswold Water Park; these include waders, with at least 30 species recorded in our area. Amongst the visitors are Black-tailed Godwits. These are sizeable birds, with a wingspan of over 2 feet; long...

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