Welcome To Waterland Outdoor Pursuits in the Cotswolds


After a hugely successful 2018 season, we are now taking our foot off the pedal and having a well earned rest.

Lake 32 is still open during the week for open water swim members to swim before 10am. After 10am you can still hire paddleboards, kayaks and canoes.

The Lake is closed to non-members during the weekends, though group hires or activities are available by prior arrangement, and swim members may still swim before 10am.

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

Watersports and catering jobs in the Cotswold Water Park

2019 Employment at Waterland

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

Buy a Waterland gift voucher. The perfect Christmas present for the watersports lover in your life.

Waterland Gift Voucher

Buy a Waterland gift voucher. The perfect Christmas present for the watersports lover in your life?

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 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17:30 to dusk. Non-members may swim on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings for just £5 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).

Chilly Dippers

Chilly Dippers 2018/2019

Our ever popular Chilly Dippers swims will take place again at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019. For dates, and to book online, click the Chilly Dippers button below

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.

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

Triathlon and Open Water Swimming Times for Non-Members

Swimming for non-members has now finished for the season. However, you can still swim if you become an open water swim member

Dragon fly at Lake 32

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.