GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Radley Lake

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk explores the Radley Lakes near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. There's some nice footpaths around the picturesque lakes where you can look out for a variety of water loving birds.
The route starts from the train station in Radley village. From here you can follow country lanes east to Lower Radley before meeting up with the River Thames. Follow the Thames Path south and it will take you past the lakes towards Abingdon. You then follow footpaths north past Thrupp Lake to return to Radley and the train station.


OX14 3NG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Radley Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Radley Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The area is popular with dog walkers though you are requested to keep them on leads please.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Nearby you can pick up the Abingdon Circular Walk and visit the worthy villages of Sutton Courtenay and Culham. The Oxford River Walk also passes the lakes so you could pick this up to visit the famous university city and the pretty riverside village of Sandford on Thames.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.


Radley Station - - 1299695

Radley Station

Tumulus in Lower Radley - - 1299750

Tumulus in Lower Radley

Boathouse on the River Thames, Nuneham Courtenay

Boathouse on the River Thames, Nuneham Courtenay

Footbridge, Thames riverside path. - - 110366

Footbridge, Thames riverside path.

Thrupp Lake - - 57367

Thrupp Lake. Thrupp lake is at the west end of the square, so straddles also square SU5197. This is one of the so-called Radley Lakes. Although once a gravel pit, the lake and surroundings are now rich in plant and animal life. Of the thirteen or so original lakes, most have been filled in with fly ash from Didcot Power Station over the last quarter-century. This is one of just three which remain; there is a current planning application to extend fly ash dumping to this and one other of the remaining lakes, which a local campaign group is opposing

The Thames Path and riverside woodland - - 610987

The Thames Path and riverside woodland


GPS Files

GPX File

Radley Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Radley Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)