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

Earth Trust 6 Month report : August 2018 to January 2019

Report provided by the Earth Trust, covering activity at Radley Lakes for the second half of 2018. Includes an overview of notable species, community activity, habitat management and surveys. Download PDF here. ...Read More


Abingdon Naturalists Society Surveys

Abingdon Naturalists Society have attached lists of plants they found on four visits to the ash pits - April to August. Nine Abingdon Naturalist (ABNATS) Volunteers concentrated mainly on Pit H/I, dividing it notionally into 8 habitat areas with s ...Read More