Broom Lakes

Bedfordshire  >  United Kingdom

Former gravel pits near Biggleswade turned in to a series of pools and lakes for fishing, wildlife and recreation.

Added* by Paul Kaiser
Most recent update 11 February 2021
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Broom Lakes are former gravel pits that have become a nice habitat with pools and wet meadows that are interesting for many water birds and waders. When you walk around Broom Lakes you can - depending on the season - see good numbers of duck, including Common Shelduck, Common Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Gadwall and Mallard. Both Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe are often seen. Other birds that can be seen here include Common Tern, Little Ringed Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Northern Lapwing, Common Redshank, Goosander, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Red Kite, Common Buzzard and Eurasian Kestrel.



Broom Lake is located close to the River Ivel to the east of the B658 (Shefford to Sandy road). Click on the P in the map to get directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Wetland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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