Field Events

Sunday 2 January

Radley Lakes


Where: Barton Lane, Abingdon

When: meet at 10:00am on Sunday 2nd January

Parking: Park on Barton Lane, opposite Biotechne; Grid Ref: SU5139 9725; Postcode: OX14 3NB
Map: RED pin on the following Google Maps link:

What to expect: We will be walking approx 2.5 miles. There may be soft ground in places, so wellies are recommended.

Hazards: Could be muddy and slippery in some places

Leader: David Guyoncourt, Abingdon Naturalists' Society

To book a place on this field outing: Please email Alison at

What we will see and hear about:

David will lead this walk taking in the attractive gravel pits at Radley Lakes, including Thrupp Lake (below), where should be able to see plenty of wildfowl including Great Crested Grebes, Little Grebes, Gadwall, Shovellers, Teal. If we’re lucky, there might be a chance of seeing a kingfisher, and some more unusual wildfowl.
We will start by looking for wildfowl on the main lakes and then enter one of the ash pits which has rewilded, looking for birds such as Snipe in the marshy areas.  Also hopefully we should find the rosettes of orchids will be making an appearance in mowed and scythed areas.


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