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Sports

Less than ten minutes away by car is the 18 hole, par 70, pay and play, South Cerney Golf Course and Driving Range, with clubhouse.

 

Cycles and pedaloes can be hired nearby at go-by-cycle and canoes can be hired at the Lower Mill shop.  You can have a canoeing, sailing or windsurfing lesson at Waterland, be a daredevil with the professional instructors at the Aerial Adventure Centre, or do paintballing at Combat Splat.

 

Lower Mill itself and the surrounding area provide plenty of options for walking, running and on or off road cycling. There is an ideal 5Kkwalking/running/cycling route around the lakes at Lower Mill and there are plenty of cycle trails around the Cotswold Water Park (which Lower Mill forms part of).

 

The lakes on Lower Mill can be used for non-motorised water sports (except in winter, to protect the birds), whilst waterskiing, wakeboarding and fun inflatable rides can be found in nearby South Cerney (two clubs, one ticket lake and a cable ski).

 

For the keen fisherman/woman, Lower Mill is home to many species of fish for all anglers. All the lakes are river/spring fed gravel pits and two of the lakes (Mill and Farmhouse) are home to a stock of very large carp to well over 30lb, providing some fantastic angling (especially stalking). For non-carp anglers there is a good head of tench in both these main course lakes. Pike are spread throughout the lakes at Lower Mill and have exceeded the 20lb barrier in Mill Lake and Somerford Lagoon! There is also a seasonal fly-fishing lake (Flagham Fen), which is stocked with rainbow trout.

 

Locally in the Water Park there is the South Cerney angling club course waters, holding all sorts of course fish from small carp and roach in match ponds up to 35lb mirror in the larger lakes. There are also syndicate lakes for course and fly-fishing, as well as 2 or 3-day fly-fishing ticket lakes.