Caversham Lakes was once a former gravel pit, leaving a large area of wasteland outside of Reading, lying in the floodplain of the River Thames. In its development, we have transformed this site into a vibrate community destination showcasing nature at its best, bringing safe watersports, employment and business to the Thames Valley whilst enhancing the areas wide range of natural habitats supporting a diverse variety of birds, animals and wildlife.
Caversham Lakes provides the local area with safe access to Blue Space which provides an array of benefits including the improvement to mental health and wellbeing through nature and recreational use. Our mission is also to encourage a biodiversity net gain of 9.34% through planting, landscaping and introducing bird boxes and bat boxes around the lake, creating a sustainable and beautiful environment to support a diverse variety of wildlife.
There’s a wealth of birds for you to discover around Caversham Lakes with a total of 35 bird species recorded across the site in recent bird surveys carried out in 2022. Of the species observed during the surveys, 25 had green UK conservation status, nine had amber status and 1 species had red status. Species such as Red Kites, Grey Herons, Greylag Geese, Swans, Mallards and Kingfishers are among those who make Caversham Lakes their home.
Click the button below to view some of the birds recently sighted at the lake.