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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SP9314 : Sun Spurge in Cornfield at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Visitors Centre, College Lake, near Tring - almost finished (April 2010) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Sheep on a Cliff Face at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake - Panorama Board looking West by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Discussing the Event at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: Beehives in the Wildflower Garden by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (July 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A sea of oxeye daisies on the Marsh at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Green-veined White Butterfly at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Snowy Front of the Visitor Centre at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Cornflower in the Cornfield at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Entrance to the Quarry Top Track, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Plaque unveiled by Bill Oddie in 2000, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Visitor Centre Hide from Castle Hide, College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Black Swans at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Gatekeeper Butterfly on bramble flowers near College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Southern End of College Lake showing site of New Visitor Centre (July 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : A Winter View across College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Barn, College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : One of the very many Oxeye Daisies at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : The Farmland Wildlife Project by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : On the Water's Edge at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Temporary Stalls in the Yurt Field at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: The Farm Museum Building by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Sheep Grazing at College Lake by Chris Reynolds

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

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