Bodenham Lake History

Bodenham Lake (image: Herefordshire Council)

Until the 1920s, when the site was used for gravel extraction, the land was part of Lady Close Farm. When gravel extraction came to an end, the pits were linked together, resulting in the lake. Leominster District Council purchased the land in 1994 to safeguard the site for informal recreation and conservation.

Up until March 2016, the site was managed and maintained by Herefordshire Council's Parks, Countryside and Leisure Development service, before being taken over by the Herefordshire Wildlife and New Leaf Community Interest Company (CIC).