SP9314 : On a Winter Day at College Lake

taken 5 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

On a Winter Day at College Lake
On a Winter Day at College Lake
Winter days can be dark and dreary but sometimes the sun tries to break through the clouds.
When this picture was taken the water level in the Marsh was very high so only the tops of the islands can be seen.
This picture was selected to appear in the "Landscape" section of the Tring 700 Photo Exhibition LinkExternal link at the Natural History Museum, Tring. LinkExternal link (Archive 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
Saturday, 21 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Educational sites  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9325 1400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0116N 0:38.9159W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9347 1425
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  Clouds 

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