Cotswold Water Park Blog

Rory Bremner to host the 2024 Cotswold Water Park Ball

Rory Bremner to host the 2024 Cotswold Water Park Ball

Top impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner will be the hosting the 2024 Cotswold Water Park Ball to support Cotswold Lakes Trust. The glittering black tie event at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel will take place on Saturday, 11th May and will see over 250...

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Waxwings

Waxwings

Keep your eyes open this winter for a particularly attractive visitor, which is likely to turn up on berry bushes around Cotswold Water Park villages: Waxwings. These gorgeous, crested, Starling sized birds breed in Scandinavia, and beyond, but head south and west as...

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Cotswold Water Park Wintering Birds

Cotswold Water Park Wintering Birds

During autumn, as the colder weather looms, thousands of birds perform a ‘changing of the guard’ around the Cotswold Water Park. The delicate, mainly insect eating, warm weather lovers pack their bags and head south; to be replaced by the robust, hardy species which...

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Black-headed Gulls affected by Bird Flu

Black-headed Gulls affected by Bird Flu

Bird Flu has been in and out of the news for the last couple of years. A particularly nasty variant has been at large, and its not only farmed poultry which have been affected; wild birds have suffered terribly. The disease spreads through direct (or indirect)...

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Maintaining Habitats in the Cotswold Water Park

Maintaining Habitats in the Cotswold Water Park

During the winter months, staff and volunteers at the Cotswold Lakes Trust spend a lot of their time improving and maintaining various habitats around the Cotswold Water Park. Without intervention many areas will gradually become unsuitable for the wildlife species...

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Can you tell a female Gadwall from a Mallard?

Can you tell a female Gadwall from a Mallard?

One of the most unobtrusive and easily overlooked duck species around the Cotswold Water Park is the Gadwall. The females can easily be confused with Mallard and the males are rather unspectacular by drake duck standards; with a black rear end being the most useful ID...

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The Cotswold Lakes Trust Big 35km Team Challenge

The Cotswold Lakes Trust Big 35km Team Challenge

Thank you to everyone who supported The Cotswold Lakes Trust Big 35km Team Challenge on Tuesday 17th October.. Our team of staff, Trustees and volunteers took part in a relay - sailing, cycling, running, swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking across the Cotswold Water...

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The Cotswold Lakes Trust Big 35km Team Challenge

The Cotswold Lakes Trust Big 35km Team Challenge

On Tuesday 17th October, Cotswold Lakes Trust staff, trustees and volunteers will be taking part in a relay challenge across the Cotswold Water Park, to raise match funding to unlock Landfill Communities Fund grants. We are inviting you to support our amazing team,...

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The Cotswold Water Park 10k run was enjoyed by all!

The Cotswold Water Park 10k run was enjoyed by all!

They came in all ages and fitness levels: athletes chasing a Personal Best, club runners enjoying the challenge, and newbies tackling a 10k race for the first time. But all who took part agreed that Cotswold Lakes Trust’s charity event was first class. The overall...

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The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher

A flash of bright blue and a shrill piping call is all that most people see of one of our favourite waterside birds; as a Kingfisher speeds past. These beautiful birds are widespread in the Cotswold Water Park, inhabiting both gravel pits and the small rivers which...

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Cotswold Lakes Trust latest Impact Report

Cotswold Lakes Trust latest Impact Report

Cotswold Lakes Trust has experienced another exciting and successful year. Take a look at our latest Impact Report which highlights our significant achievements for 2022/23 and our plans for this financial year and beyond. IMPACT REPORT

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