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 : Turkey Tail Fungus on rotten log at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Castle Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Rose Bay Willow Herb on the Quarry Road, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Arable Plant Nursery at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (July 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : On the Bridleway from Bulbourne to Marsworth by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : DIsplay Panels in the Visitor Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Almost ready - The Visitor Centre, College Lake, near Tring (April 2010) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Graham Atkins in the Centre Bird Hide for the Book Signing by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Crow's Nest, looking North, at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Rare Combination at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Magnificent Lichen at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A heron on the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Old Track into the Quarry by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A colourful stand on the central bund at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A new art work ??? at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Information/Admissions Hut at College Lake in 2009 by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Avocet on the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Entrance to The Tump, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Today the view from this seat is lost in the fog by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Footpath through rough grassland and scrub, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Track to the Barn at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Cornfield at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The BORG stand by the Barn at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Tring Railway Cutting and Folly Bridge by Chris Reynolds

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

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