College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring :: Shared Description

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
by Chris Reynolds
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SP9313 : Iron Birds over the Marsh at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A viewpoint looking towards the islands Big Paddy and Little Paddy by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : High Water at The Twist (May 2014) by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : One of the Paleontological Trenchs at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Sculptured Birds fly over the College Lake Nature Reserve by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Snow on floating ice at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Excavator Wheel from the Chalk Quarry at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : The Great Field and the Lake at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : On a Winter Day at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Crow's Nest Hide looking South East, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Looking across Great Field to the New Visitor Centre by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Chiltern Hills are somewhere in the distance ... by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The almost deserted Visitor Centre at College Lake on a foggy day by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Courtyard area of College Lake, with the Chiltern Hills beyond by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : A seat with a view at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Entrance to College Lake Nature Reserve in the Snow by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Snowdrops in the Wildlife Garden at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Sand Martin Nesting Box at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Susan Cowdy Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: The Bothy  The Warden's Hut by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Stag Horn Fungus at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Thistle Flowers by the Octagon Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Snow  and Ice on College Lake - From Castle Hide by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Layering the trees alongside the track to the Octagon Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Meadow Ants Nest, College Lake by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Updated: Sun, 12 Oct 2014

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