SP9314 : Winter Sunlight on the Marsh at College Lake

taken 10 months ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Winter Sunlight on the Marsh at College Lake
Winter Sunlight on the Marsh at College Lake
Because College Lake normally closes at 4 pm in the winter, and 5 pm in the summer it is difficult to take proper photographs of sunsets, but this shot shows that when the light is right you can get dramatic shots of the sky reflected in the water shortly before closing time.
Wintery Scenes round College Lake :: SP9313
The nature reserve looks very different after snow, a hard frost and even during a fog.
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, 13 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Educational sites  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9341 1400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0100N 0:38.7767W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9353 1413
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Sunset  Marsh  Winter Scene 

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