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 : Wild flowers by an old track, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Track comes to an end ... by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : North Bank and Islands at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Clouds over The Marsh at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Corn Poppy in Cornfield at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Juniper Valley, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Wetland Education Centre, College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : A Black Swan chases off two Mute Swans at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Closed due to flooding at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: The Charcoal Burners Hut by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Field Cow-Wheat in Cornfield at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Looking towards the Octagon Hide at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Marsworth Wood and Home Field, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Sheep silhouetted against the water at the College Lake reserve by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Not the best day for Bird Watching at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Water Lilies, Window in the Woods, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Walking Round the College Lake Nature Reserve in the Snow by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Entrance to Warden's Wood, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Ink Cap Fungi at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Visitor Centre, College Lake, near Tring (April 2010) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : White Violets beside the path at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Going home in the fog at College Lake, Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Shades of Autumn at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Three New Islands at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The New Islands at the South 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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