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 : Almost ready - The Visitor Centre, College Lake, near Tring (April 2010) by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Graham Atkins in the Centre Bird Hide for the Book Signing by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Crow's Nest, looking North, at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Rare Combination at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Magnificent Lichen at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Large Flower Sculpture on display during the Bucks Open Studio at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : On the Bridleway from Bulbourne to Marsworth by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : DIsplay Panels in the Visitor Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9214 : Rose Bay Willow Herb on the Quarry Road, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Arable Plant Nursery at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : The Woodland Theatre at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : New Visitors Centre at College Lake - Under Construction (July 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Turkey Tail Fungus on rotten log at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Mistletoe crowing on a fruit tree in the Wildlife Garden at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Castle Hide, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Bracket Fungus on a tree killed by rising water in College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : The Xmas Tree in the Visitor Centre, College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : College Lake: Looking across the Main Lake from the West Bank by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Three Iron Birds come from the bushes at College Lakes by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Toadstools at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Everything looks different on a day like this at College Lake by Chris Reynolds
SP9313 : Site for New Visitor Centre, College Lake (March 2009) by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Fungi at College Lake, near Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : A Surprise on a track through Elder Wood by Chris Reynolds
SP9314 : Hawthorn twigs dripping with water in the fog at College Lake by Chris Reynolds

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

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