Simply the best way to enjoy the lake.

Take your skills to the next level.

What ever your group or requirements.

Discover the activities we have to offer.

Why and How we do what we do

Your Adventure Starts Here...


As an Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing training centre South Cerney Outdoor offers excellent facilities and resources by a 47-acre lake of crystal clear water and the River Churn. The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of significant beauty.


Licensed by AALS, the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service, all staff are highly qualified and experienced instructors in RYA Sailing and Windsurfing and/or British Canoeing and Kayak paddling.

We also offer a range of archery, tunnelling, team building, orienteering and bushcraft experiences for individuals, groups, schools, colleges and corporate organisations.

 One of the oldest and deepest lakes in the Cotswold Water Park, we have so much to offer the whole family and community, from Spectators, Leisure, Skills, Qualifications, Volunteering and Career opportunities.

The safety of yourself and your group is paramount, but what you will notice most is the fun, friendly, exciting and welcoming atmosphere. You are not just another customer or group to us... You are like-minded friends who we want to help enjoy the adventure with us.

find us

South Cerney Outdoor

Lake 12

Spine Road East

South Cerney



South Cerney Outdoor is part of the Prospects Group which acquired the site in 2012 from Gloucestershire County Council.

Gloucestershire County Council's Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Prospect's plans to invest in improvements to the facilities and accommodation to offer a wider range of outdoor pursuits, building on our track record in delivering activities, education and training for young people, working in partnership with the County Council.

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