SP9314 : Warden's Bank and the Northern Lake at College Lake

taken 11 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Warden's Bank and the Northern Lake at College Lake
Warden's Bank and the Northern Lake at College Lake
The Warden's Bank, in the foreground, was constructed of turf from a mature piece of chalk grassland, with a view of introducing a number of native species.
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College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

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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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 July, 2009
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Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9356 1411 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0678N 0:38.6444W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9356 1411
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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