The new parking area at Radley Lakes has been laid out with racks for 12 bikes and spaces for 9 cars, 3 of those requiring blue badges for drivers with disabilities. The area is protected by lego-style block barriers.
A new map displayed near the new entrance is also available on fold-out leaflets.
When I visited today there were clouds and a brief shower. This view is of the largest lake, Thrupp Lake, where there were swans, geese, moorhens, ducks and ducklings. Swallows flew low over the water – too fast to photograph.
But I did photograph the first Oystercatcher (for the Abingdon Blog) on one of the small islands,
and a Heron perching on a branch with two other herons on the ground (youngsters learning the skills of a Heron).
Walking around one of the smaller lakes, in the restored gravel workings, the algae looked brown and swampy,
but there were lots of exciting wildflowers along the perimeter path.