Radley’s former Lakes H and I were filled in with PFA ash from Didcot A Power Station in 2005. Until recently there has been a high fences all the way round H and I. Now there are lower fences, but people are still warned not to enter because of soft ground and deep water.
Lifebuoys have gone missing at some locations round the former lakes, but there are other lifebuoys in case anybody does climb the fence and get into difficulties in the boggy ash.
Silver Birch trees are colonising a lot of the former lakes. The Birch is a very successful native tree, a pioneer species that prepares the land for other greater trees to follow.
At one time there were a lot of Radley Lakes (Lakes A-P ) created by gravel extraction.
One small lake alongside H/I was not given a letter and did not need saving by a campaign. It has been left to its own devices. Lake ?