SP9314 : The track into Juniper Valley

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The track into Juniper Valley
The track into Juniper Valley
This track. closed to the public, leads straight on towards the Millennium Orchard, and bends to the left, between the trees, till it reaches the Lake.
The original plan (circa 1990) was that it would continue to a ridge with a bird hide overlooking two islands, but when quarrying stopped in 1991 the water level rose much higher than expected and the site of bird hide, and the islands, are permanently under water.
Earlier photographs SP9314 : Juniper Valley, College Lake in 2009, SP9314 : Looking over Juniper Valley towards the Millennium Orchard in 2010 in 2010, SP9314 : The Juniper Woodland at College Lake in 2014
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
Monday, 28 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9331 1447 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2644N 0:38.8561W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9334 1445
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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