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The Radley Lakes

This page relates to wildlife in the area in and around the two lakes, known as Thrupp Lake and Bullfield Lake (or, to Didcot Power station operators, as lakes ‘E’ and ‘F’) at grid reference SU 518 975.

These lakes were once threatened with extinction by Didcot ash disposal operations. Full story.


Thrupp Lake (15 May 2005).

Tour of the Lakes

Click on the above to see some photographs of the lakes.

Ecology of the Lakes

Click on the above for an article about the ecology of the lakes

What’s in the Water?

The most pristine fresh water location we have ever seen.” ISIS Divers.

“Probably the least disturbed, natural inland habitat we’ve visited”: www.coolpics.uk

Radley Lakes Species List v21.0

(Excel spreadsheet 667kB)

Moth data for Thrupp, 2003-2009 

(Excel spreadsheet 100kB) 

 The past and present status of the European Otter, Lutra lutra, in the vicinity of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

A comprehensive report by Bob Eeles, Roger Wiggins and Richard Harrison, with a contribution by Graham Bateman, on the history and status of Otters in the Abingdon area (January 2015). 

 (pdf 4 MB) 

On the main natural history pages of this website, species recorded  or photographed in this area are denoted by asterix after the date eg (15 May 2005)*

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/ourvillage/nature-2/the-radley-lakes/


The following article was prepared for the Radley Lakes Exhibitions staged bySave Radley Lakes in August 2005 in aid of rescuing these lakes from destruction.   The Radley Lakes were formed by the extraction of limestone gravel over the second half of the last century. The …

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