Parks and open spaces - Coate Water
- Coate Water Country Park has a 56-acre reservoir built in the 1820s as a headwater tank for the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal. In the 1970s a smaller lake was created as a flood storage lagoon, which was made Wiltshire's first Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1976. Most of the site and all the water have been declared a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) in order to protect the wildlife and wildflower meadows.
Ranger centre and information point
- How to get there
- Coate Water Country Park is situated on the south-east side of Swindon.
- Contact details
The Ranger Centre
Coate Water Country Park
Tel: 01793 490150