Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve
Jubilee Lake is and area of ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows located north east of the town, just over a mile from the High Street SN4 7JB. In 2007, Jubilee Lake was designated as a Local Nature Reserve. To find the Lake, please see Town Centre Map.
There is plenty of parking available at the entrance to the Lake.
Polite notice to dog walkers at Jubilee Lake. PLEASE MAKE SURE DOGS ARE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES.
There is something for everyone at Jubilee Lake. For wildlife lovers, the lake is bursting with a variety of animals from the family of geese to the long eared brown bats! Children can be kept entertained for hours in the large play area or go on a NATURE TRAIL in search of butterflies and rabbits or if you enjoy peaceful walks, you will be sure to find that here. [Hard copies of the nature trail can be picked up at Jubilee Lake Cafe or the Town Council Office on 117 High Street].
Along your walk you will find our delightful Kingfisher sculpture created by talented artist Hannah Dyson based in Stroud, finding its permanent home at the lake in the summer of 2021.
Jubilee Lake also has a thriving Angling Club, for more information please contact Terry Strange on 01793 201276.
In January 2018, the Town Council hired contractors to take on a major piece of erosion works within Jubilee Lake. An area of the lake had been significantly eroded over several years, forming a drop of approximately 1.7m. Gabion baskets, coir fibre and rock rolls at key locations have improved the lakes banks to a high level halting the erosion ensuring enjoyment for visitors for years to come!
Visitors can stop and refesh with a cup or tea & cake, or ice cream if it is warm, at Jubilee Lake Cafe. It is run by a local resident and can be found next to the large play park. The Cafe is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 3pm, Thursday to Sundays 10am to 4pm. To find out about any specials or changes to dates and times visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Jubileelakecafe
Next to the Cafe visitors will also find Town Council run public toilets. For opening times and emergency contact details click here.