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Babbs Mill Lake
A small lake surrounded by trees
Babbs Mill Lake is located in West Midlands county
Babbs Mill Lake
Babbs Mill Lake
Location in West Midlands county
Location Kingfisher Country Park, Kingshurst area, Solihull
Coordinates 52°29′14″N 1°45′30″W / 52.48722°N 1.75833°W / 52.48722; -1.75833
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom

Babbs Mill Lake is a man-made lake located in the Kingfisher Country Park in the Kingshurst area of Solihull, England. The lake was created as a balancing feature in times of flooding from the River Cole which is located nearby.

The lake gives its name to Babbs Mill Park, which was created to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. It was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.

In March 2016, Solihull Council's planning committee approved a scheme to build 52 houses on land amounting to approximately seven per cent of the reserve.

Since August 2019, Babbs Mill Lake has hosted a parkrun, a free, weekly timed 5 km run/walk, every Saturday morning at 9am.

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