SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (September 2009)

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

New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (September 2009)
New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (September 2009)
Now that the roof is on (apart from the turf that will cover it) and the windows are in place, it is possible to visualize what the completed building will look like.
Earlier View: SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (August 2009).
The Entrance on same day SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake Entrance Under Construction (September 2009).
Later View: to be supplied later.
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
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 24 September, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9352 1392 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9657N 0:38.6823W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9352 1392
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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