Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve
Wiltshire Wildlife Walk at Jubilee Lake on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 2pm
RWB Environmental Group are celebrating Jubilee Lake and its wildlife with a guided walk. People are welcome to join them to find out about what type of birds, butterflies flowers, small mammals and more make their home in the area. You will be shown the early summer flowers on display, dragonflies around the lake, nesting birds as well as how to look for signs of mammals. The very talented local artist Marilyn Tree has created free wildlife spotting guides for families to help identify species and check them off. The guide will be Bob Philpott from the Rewild RWB project group https://www.ecorwb.org/rewild-rwb They will also have the County Plant Recorder with them to help identify flowers.
If you’d like to help survey our town’s existing wildlife we we know how best to help it, please stay on after the walk. Bob will give a practical demonstration on how to record wildlife sightings using the app iRecord as well as how to use a trail camera in your garden to capture small mammals like hedgehogs on film.
Meeting point is next to the cafe at the lake. The walk will last about an hour and will be wondering off footpaths, so it recommended to wear appropriate footwear.
This walk was rescheduled from the 5th June following the bad weather so fingers are crossed for sunshine this time.
Everyone is welcome.
RWB Environmental Group
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 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 https://en-gb.facebook.com/Teaatthepark/
Next to the Tea Rooms, visitors will also find Town Council run public toilets. For opening times and emergency contact details click here.