Welcome to Waterland

Welcome To Waterland Outdoor Pursuits in the Cotswolds

Waterland is located at Keynes Country Park Lake 32, part of the Cotswold Water Park, in Spratsgate Lane near Cirencester, on the Gloucestershire / Wiltshire border and easily accessible from Oxfordshire.

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2019 Memberships

Get your 2019 Swim membership now and enjoy daily morning swims at Lake 32 and evening swims from 2nd April.

Watersports and catering jobs in the Cotswold Water Park

2019 Employment at Waterland

We are recruiting for the 2019 season. Posts include Seasonal Instructors, Customer Service Staff and Catering Staff.

Cold Weather Swimming

During the extreme weather and icy conditions at the Lake recently we were asked by a number of swimmers for advice on swimming during the Winter months. As a result we revisited our open water swimming safety documents to ensure that such conditions were covered by clear, safe operating procedures.

We have updated the documents and added some extra information on swimming in icy conditions making it clear when it is safe to swim.

Please can all swimmers read the updated documents which can be found on our Safety Documents page.

Open water swimming in the Cotswold Water Park

Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming at Lake 32 is available to members every morning until 10am and, in season, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 17:30 to dusk. Non-members may swim on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings for just £7 per session. Or when accompanying a member during members only sessions above.

Hire kayaks, standup paddleboards, sailing dinghies and more

Hire craft at Waterland

Find out about the watersports activities available at Lake 32, Waterland Outdoor Pursuits.

Hire equipment including kayaks, windsurf boards, open canoes, stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and sailing dinghies.

Watersports lesson gift voucher

Watersports Courses

Waterland Outdoor Pursuits runs a range of watersports courses and is accredited by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), British Canoeing (formerly BCU) and British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association (BSUPA).

Waterland provide watersports, team building and other outdoor activities for business, the general public, schools and youth groups. Activities include Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery and Raft Building to name a few.

Waterland are one of only two centres in the Water Park which are officially approved by the National Governing Bodies, so you are assured of quality instruction and safety.


Waterland Swimming and Small Craft Memberships

Licenses and Accreditations

The centre holds an AALS License and is accredited by:

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) for Sailing, Power boating and Windsurfing,

British Rowing,

British Canoeing (formerly the British Canoe Union - BCU),

British Standup Paddle Association (BSUPA)

Triathlon and Open Water Swimming Times for Members

Any day before 10:00am

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Evening, 5:30pm until Dusk

Triathlon and Open Water Swimming Times for Non-Members

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Evening, 5:30pm until Dusk

Saturday & Sunday, all Bank Holidays including Good Friday 7:30am - out of the water by 10:00am

Making Memories at Waterland

It’s all about making memories here!

Providing activities and watersports in a fun environment. You will be guided and taught by our fantastic team of qualified instructors,

Our friendly, approachable and qualified Instructors are ready to assist and make it a fun an enjoyable experience to remember.

Guaranteed to provide fun, safety and an opportunity to learn and master new skills in a stunning location here at Lake 32.

A family day out, couples on a fun date, school groups, company team builds Stags, Hens; We have a truly phenomenal team here who pride ourselves on excellence and we tailor specifically to your needs, we adapt to your circumstance and reflect the tone you wish to be taught in; There is something for everyone here at Waterland!

Lead by our very lovely Joanne Pendlebury, qualified in Training in Development to Masters Level. Waterland has been providing “excellence” at Lake 32 for over 20 years.