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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (Jan – May)

20110109_shelter_K5_0181The newly completed lily shelter
on the edge of Thrupp Lake, at dusk
on 9th January 2011.
In the background is the derelict house,
which is destined for demolition.


Wooden footbridge under construction at the NW corner of Thrupp Lake on 30 January 2011.


Path Clearance, 5th February 2011

20110205_K5_0243Volunteers clearing the byway to south of Bullfield Lake
20110205_K5_0242Strimming vegetation along the byway along the southern edge of Bullfield

The byway along the eastern edge of Thrupp Lake and to the south of Bullfield Lake form the eastern and southern segments of a new circular walk around both lakes. A permissive path has been created across part of the Bullfield linking up to the path along the western shore of Thrupp Lake.


Bird hide under construction on the western
shore of Thrupp Lake, 12 February 2011.


The view from the bird hide, 14 March 2011.


Tree Planting, 3rd March 2011

20110303_K5_0282Above and Left: Tree planting by Thrupp lane, at the northern end of Thrupp Lake. The old informal footpath here has now been closed and has been replaced by a new path, which runs along the edge of the lake and leads to a new wooden footbridge, which traverses the NW corner of the lake linking up to path along the western shore.


The new pathway along the northern shore of Thrupp Lake, 27 March 2011.


The boardwalk across the NW corner of the lake, 27 March 2011.


Pathway construction, 07 April 2011


Above and Right: Pathway construction along the northern shore of Thrupp Lake. Hard work, while it lasted, but the Earth Trust brought tea and biscuits to keep us sustained.



Path laying, 05 May 2011


Above: Path laying work continuing along the northern shore of Thrupp Lake. This consisted mainly of laying gravel, to fill in hollows, and a top surface of wood chippings, which meant a lot of wheel-barrowing to and fro from the Sandles car park.

Right: A welcome mid-morning tea break.


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