Welcome to Radley Lakes.

The Lakes is an area of former gravel workings, close to the Thames between Radley and Abingdon in Oxfordshire.

Radley Lakes is now a valuable green space, tranquil and rich in wildlife, close to a large urban area.

The Radley Lakes Trust was established to conserve and manage the Lakes and their wildlife for the public benefit.

Here you will find more information about the Lakes and the Trust. You can find out about visiting the area, abouts its history and wildlife, and about getting involved in the Trust’s work.

You can also read the latest news about the Lakes, including recent wildlife sightings.

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The Lakes Masterplan

The Radley Lakes Masterplan, published in May 2021, sets out proposals for how the Radley Lakes are can be managed in future, for the benefit of both wildlife and people. It identifies the different habitats of the area, and it makes suggestions for improving access to the Lakes while safeguarding sensitive wildlife areas.

The Masterplan was produced following a commitment in Radley’s Neighbourhood Plan (adopted in 2018). The Masterplan has been endorsed by Radley Parish Council, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council and the Radley Lakes Trust.