Wetland Centre - The Vision


Kingfisher © Radley Lakes

Northmoor Trust changed their name to Earth Trust in order to remove the local association by which they had become known. 

Part of their vision is to join up wildlife areas, and the Radley Lakes is one of the areas for which they are responsible, and it is not too distant from their other reserves in Didcot, Wallingford and Shillingford.

Friends of Radley Lakes are committed to bringing the vision of an educational centre at Thrupp Lake to fruition.  The plans were laid by Harry Barton, their CEO.  His career move saw him leave the Earth Trust and his place was taken by Jayne Manley.   The original plans for the Visitor Centre can be viewed on the Vale of White Horse Planning Portal

So far, a path has been laid round Thrupp Lake with a bridge linking the path to enable a circular walk has been constructed.  To add to enjoyment of the area, a bird-hide and a lily shelter have been constructed.

Friends of Radley Lakes share the Earth Trust's vision for the Visitor Centre and their vision for joining up wildlife corridors which provide such vital sanctuary for all sorts of creatures, plants and birds.