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College Lake Nature Reserve

B488, Tring, England
01442 826774
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Tring
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Several viewing hides along the waterfront. No entry charge but donations are expected.

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to take a picnic and enjoy part or all of the beautiful lake and countryside hidden away for all to enjoy

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've passed the entrance to this place lots of times but from the outside you really have know idea of the little idyll on the other side of the car park! Not only is this a beautiful nature reserve to explore with lots of hides for bird-watching, but the effort that has gone into making this an exciting and inspiring... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ten years had elapsed since I visited College lake for a birdwatching day. What a surprise awaited me. A large visitor centre with light snacks available and friendly helpful staff had transformed the place. The view from the panorama windows over the lake, a disused quarry, was amazing. We did not visit the five hides because of the weather but... More

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Absolutely superb - the very best of the Wildlife Trust and it's free. Please donate £'s or join as a member, but remember to hush! Do not disturb the peace and tranquillity! Everything is perfect, with nature in it's right place!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited the reserve last week and boy oh boy it was wonderful ! Drove up from London and it was just absolute bliss. So peaceful and total beauty everywhere, I would most definitely recommend a visit to this place anytime as it was so peaceful. Took a picnic and lots of soft drinks, perched up in one of the bird... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

An all seasons reserve. Easy walking, lots of bird hides and birds. Educational areas showing traditional farming methods. Primroses, violets, cowslips in Spring. Or visit late spring/early summer for the wonderful wild flower meadows and orchids. Or just sit in a hide with your binoculars and relax. Cafe selling light snacks and small shop. Run by volunteers. Free admission but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Fantastic place to learn about a wide range of habitats and ecosystems. Great for kids, and teenagers of all ages. It's all about Wildlife, so don't expect a kids play ground, cycle track or dog facilities. It's a nature reserve for everyone to enjoy Wildlife, not a park. Awesome education facilities, great staff and loads of knowledgeable volunteers to learn... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Had never been to this nature reserve before, found the information online whilst looking for places to visit whilst my brother was over from Germany and staying with us for a couple of weeks in St Albans. We had a wonderful afternoon walking around the lakes with lots of interesting information at various places on the trails. Will definitely be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A very special place: Miles of walking with views over a former quarry that's been partially flooded to become a huge wildfowl reserve. There's also a well-designed visitor center that may include a cafe if memory serves me correctly. Just a mile or so outside of Tring.

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