Cotswold Water Park Information Centre:
Leisure and Walking maps for the Cotswold Water Park can be picked up at the Gateway Visitor Centre (Cafe and Information Centre) which is situated at the eastern end of the B4696 Spine Road (East) near the junction with the A419. Or they can be downloaded from the maps page of this site. The Gateway Visitor Centre has a small Information Display containing leaflets about various local places of interest.
The postcode for the Gateway Visitor Centre is: GL7 5TL
Western Water Park
The Western section of the Water Park lies to the west of the A419, centred around the B4696 Spine Road. It encompasses the villages of South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Somerford Keynes, Poole Keynes, and Ashton Keynes.
- From M4 take Junction 15, follow A419 direction Swindon, Cirencester.
- From M5 take junction 11a, follow A417 direction Cirencester.
Main exit for Western Cotswold Water Park is B4696 Spine Road junction – 4 miles south of Cirencester and 6 miles North of Swindon.
Eastern Water Park
The Eastern section of the Cotswold Water Park lies to the east of the A419, and contains the delightful villages of Kempsford, Whelford, Fairford and the thriving town of Lechlade on Thames. A large area of land within the Eastern section is set within the boundary of RAF Fairford, home of the world famous International Air Tattoo, held every July.
- From Cirencester – A417 direction Fairford / Lechlade
- From Oxford – A420 to Faringdon, then A417 to Lechlade
- From Swindon – A419 direction Cirencester, then A361 to Lechlade.
Central Water Park
The Central section of the Cotswold Water Park also lies to the east of the A419, and contains most of the land between the A 419 and Kempsford. This area is currently the main area for gravel extraction and will change over the years. Some areas can be seen from public rights of way but access is limited because of the ongoing gravel works. This area includes the River Thames near Eysey.
- From Swindon – A419 towards Cirencester, then the minor road towards Fairford.