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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

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Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

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Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve

CORONAVIRUS: Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve is open at present to residents for exercise/walk the dog. The Town Council would strongly encourage visitors to observe Government Guidelines on social distancing. PLEASE NOTE: The Council has put into place a one way system around the lake to encourage social distancing.

22 May 2020 – Residents are reminded that public spaces can be used for exercise as often as you like. Please remember that you can only meet up with one person from outside your household. No team sports except with members of your own household can be played. 

The grounds maintenance team are back at work, we kindly ask residents to respect staff whilst they work in the park and observe social distancing.

However, the Play Park is now closed as per the Government’s latest announcement made on Monday 23 March 2020 and remains closed. We strongly urge residents, visitors and young people to respect this closure to protect the community and stop the spread of Covid-19.

22 May 2020 – The council has been working with the Angling Club to open up platforms for fishing in accordance with current guidance on 2 metres social distancing. Therefore the decision has been made to open the lake to season ticket holders only. The lake will be checked daily to ensure compliance.

Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms will be re-opening this May bank holiday weekend (including Monday if the weather is good). Visitors will be able to take away a cup of tea/coffee between the hours of 10am to 4pm, but no indoor or outdoor seating will be available. Onwards, they will open weekends only but will continue to review this as time goes by. Check  their Facebook page for more information.

We thank all for your support during these unprecedented times. Stay safe.

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. 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.


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 butterflys and rabbits or if you enjoy peaceful walks, you will be sure to find that here.  Jubilee Lake also has a thriving Angling Club, for more information please contact Terry Strange on 01793 346730.

There is something for everyone at Jubilee Lake; children can enjoy the large play area, or follow the nature trail through either of the butterfly or rabbit quiz leaflets, hard copies and answers can be picked up either at Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms or the Town Council Office on 117 High Street.

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 Tea Rooms. It is run by a local resident and can be found next to the large play park. The Tea Rooms are opened Thursday to Sundays 10am to 4pm. To find out about any specials or changes to dates and times visit their facebook page

Next to the Tea Rooms, visitors will also find Town Council run public toilets. For opening times and emergency contact details click here.

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