College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring :: Shared Description

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
by Chris Reynolds
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SP9313 : One of the New Islands at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Bird Watching from the Visitor Centre Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Coltsfoot at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : No view from the seat at The Twist, College Lake, today by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Young Grey Squirrel at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9315 : The new eyesore at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Cliff at the end of The Twist, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Visitor Centre and Hide, College Lake, near Tring (June 2010) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Visitor Centre from Warden's Bank, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Flower head of Teasel at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Tracks at the North End of College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A gateway on the ring road at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A View across the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Flooded Trees at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Work on the Museum at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Cyclamen at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Canada Geese among the reeds at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Woodcarvers Workshop, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Residential barges moored at Tring Summit by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Window in the Wood Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Primroses beside the track, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The End of The Twist at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Coppiced Willows at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Path runs through some light woodland, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : The North End of College Lake by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Updated: Sun, 12 Oct 2014

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