Radley Lakes is a large area of former gravel workings close to the Thames. Many of the lakes were later filled with ash from the coal-fired power station at Didcot, now demolished. In 2008, a community campaign saved the largest Lake, Thrupp Lake, from being filled in. Much of the area has regenerated naturally, and is now very rich in wildlife.
A great place to walk - Several public rights of way (including the Thames path) and 'permissive paths' run through the Radley Lakes area, and connect it to Abingdon and Radley.
History - The Radley Lakes area has a rich history going back millennia. We know about the very early periods from archaeology carried out ahead of gravel extraction.
The Radley Lakes Trust plans to arrange a variety of events, including occasional talks and also opportunities for 'hands-on' conservation work. Check out their events pages for up coming events.