SP9314 : College Lake - Panorama Board looking West

taken 6 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

College Lake - Panorama Board looking West
College Lake - Panorama Board looking West
This viewpoint looks west over the Marsh, with the Octagon Hide and the bund that separates the Marsh and Lake clearly seen. The new Panorama Board indicates five nearby places that the nature lover might like to visit.
Tring Park: Part of the Park and Woodlands associated with the Mansion at Tring. Managed by the Woodland Trust. LinkExternal link
Stubbings Wood: Woodland on the scarp slope of the Chilterns between Tring and Hastoe with several footpaths and a steep-sided holloway - undoubtedly used by cattle drovers - which forms the Herts/Bucks County boundary. LinkExternal link
Dancers End: Another large nature reserve managed by BBOWT - with meadowland and woodland on the Chiltern Scarp. LinkExternal link
Wendover Woods: Large Forestry Commission woodland on the Scarp and Summit, with miles of woodland walks and a good cafe. LinkExternal link
Ragpits: A small reserve, in what was once a heavily quarries area now reclaimed by nature, off the road to Wendover Woods, well known for its orchids. Managed by BBOWT. LinkExternal link
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
Thursday, 24 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Educational sites  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9323 1402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0225N 0:38.9330W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9347 1424
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  Marsh  Bird Hide  Panorama 

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