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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SP9314 : Jews Ear Fungus at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Preparing for a Fungi Foray outside the Susan Cowdy Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Not the best day for a guided tour round College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (August 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Marsworth Wood, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Conveyor Tracks at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: The New Barn by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Bird Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Excavator Wheel at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : View of the West Side of College Lake from the Fitter Hide by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Conveyor Tracks at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Teasel Seed Heads at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Looking over Juniper Valley towards the Millennium Orchard in 2010 by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Track to the Octagon Hide, College Lake, on a foggy day by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Path to the Octagon Hide, College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A path between the trees in Elder Wood at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Ox-eye Daisy in Cornfield at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Light Refreshments in the Bird Hide at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Some Bucks Open Studio stands at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Visitors looking across College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A rowing boat at the bottom of The Twist, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The New Car Park, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The map and signpost at the Visitor Centre, College Lake, on a foggy day by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Seat by the Lake at the Twist, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Looking across the Crop area towards Ivinghoe Beacon by Chris Reynolds

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

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