SP9313 : The Southern End of College Lake showing site of New Visitor Centre (July 2009)

taken 8 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The Southern End of College Lake showing site of New Visitor Centre (July 2009)
The Southern End of College Lake showing site of New Visitor Centre (July 2009)
The centre will look out over the lake while the rear will be buried in an earth bank .
Building site on the same day: SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (July 2009).
The Visitors' Centre, College Lake, near Tring
Work started on the current Visitors' Centre in 2009, which was designed to contain many eco-friendly features. It was opened the following year, and includes a reception area, small cafe (drinks, sandwiches, cakes, and ice creams) with views over the reserve, a display area, toilets and staff offices. There is a large hide with excellent views over the reserve immediately adjacent to it.
There are good disabled facilities and mobility vehicles can be arranged for those who cannot walk round the reserve.
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring :: SP9314
College Lake is a large nature reserve with a very wide variety of habitats created from a large chalk pit. There is a large area of marsh with islands, and a deep water lake, while the cliffs surrounding the pit are in various stages of being "recovered" by nature. There is open meadow land and an area kept as an old fashioned cornfield full of flowers. There is woodland all round the area (originally planted to hide the quarry) and a large new woodland of native trees and shrubs. This all means that whatever time of the year you visit you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife.

There are good facilities for the visitor (and for school parties), including many hides, and displays of old agricultural equipment. It is run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 September, 2009
Category
Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 935 139 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9766N 0:38.6907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 935 141
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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