2009

SP9313 : Sand Martin Cliff, College Lake

taken 15 years ago, near to New Mill, Hertfordshire, England

Sand Martin Cliff, College Lake
Sand Martin Cliff, College Lake
Sand Martins are known to nest in the earthy area at the top of the cliff. At the bottom of the cliff tracks can be seen made by the sheep which help to keep the grass short on these steep slopes.
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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SP9313, 179 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Chris Reynolds   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 29 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 March, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 932 138 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9036N 0:38.9105W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 933 138
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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