Friends of Radley Lakes Home Page

Find out about Radley Lakes and the Friends of Radley Lakes, how to join us and participate in our activities and support the Lakes.

Friends of Radley Lakes (FRL) is a community group which exists to care for the Radley Lakes area, between Abingdon and Radley in Oxfordshire. We work closely with the Earth Trust, which is managing Thrupp Lake, an important part of the overall area.

We have just reached a significant milestone. 17th December 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the famous day when RWE nPower announced that they had dropped their plans to fill Thrupp Lake with ash, and were instead going to dedicate it to wildlife and public access. Find out what we have achieved since...

Members of FRL take part in conservation work parties, and we organise regular social and fundraising events.

We also comment on planning applications and other matters which may affect the Lakes.

Latest News

Friends of Radley Lakes Merges with Radley Lakes Trust

At its Annual General Meeting on 17th September 2021 Friends of Radley Lakes Members voted overwhelmingly to merge with the newly created Radley Lakes Trust. A fully constituted Charity with aims similar to that of the Friends but with greater pow ...Read More


A masterplan launched on 10 May proposes a new future for Radley Lakes, a 326-acre area of former gravel quarries close to the Thames between Radley and Abingdon. The plan sets out a vision for the Lakes, focussed on protecting wildlife and provid ...Read More