Little Britain Lake

Little Britain Lake is situated not far from Cowley and is nestled between the River Colne and the Frays River. Like all the lakes in the Colne Valley Regional Park it, too, was formed from the quarrying industry.

Gravel extraction in the 1930s left a pit which over time filled with water. It is called Little Britain Lake because if its resemblance to the shape of Great Britain.

The island in the lake is artificial and offers a safe habitat for waterfowl.


Shirley's Memory

Shirley remembers visiting Little Britain Lake when she was a child.  She remembers her mother bringing a fishing net and a jar so they could catch 'tiddlers', before returning them to the water.