I've just got back home after a lovely day out in the sunshine with friends in the Cotswold Water Park, in Cirencester. The weather has been rubbish for ages, so it was nice to enjoy some warm weather for a change and have a BBQ by a lake.
My friend Pob has visited the same lake recently, where Cotswold Water Park Hire operate, with a great jetty area and lots of kayaks, rowing boats and paddle boards to hire. I was lucky enough to paddle in one of Pob's two kayaks, so we just had to pay a small launch fee each, to use the lake.
I've been kayaking a few times and was really impressed with how clean and well kept the lake and grounds were. The facilities were fairly basic, with gazebos for changing rooms and a couple of portaloos, but you don't need anything fancier than that for a quick paddle!
There were a couple of stag and hen groups leaving as we arrived and there were a few families there. It's definitely a great place to chill out with friends on a sunny day and fairly cheap way to have a fun day out too.