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College Lake Nature Reserve

Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 01442 826774
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Tring
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Watford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Well this place is better than I expected very interesting with lots of hides to see the wildlife. I took my son for something to do and to my surprise he loved it . There was a bird watcher with a scope in one large hide and he spoke to my son for ages about his hobby and my son... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Over 3 days we took 140 local children aged 7-9 years for a day of discovery. We had an amazing time - the children loved taking part in 3 different but complementary workshops which had been planned in conjunction with Clare and Catherine prior to the visit. We did a sensory walk, the geology rocks activity and a journey stick... More 

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Luton
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As said before good parking(£3 donation) Toilets and small tea& coffe bar Fair birding with several hides over looking 2 lakes plus hedgerows ,scrub and open fields always a chance of a rare duck in the winter/ can get muddy at the far end of the reserveafter rain but not deep and easy to get around pleasent in the summer... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place for exploring the countryside with family or friends, lots to see and do, all taken very good care off, very well maintained in general

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whether you wish to go for a walk around the whole parameter of the lake which will take an hour or just go and visit some of the exhibitions and watch the birds feeding up close or out on the lake from the hides. There is something for everyone. even mobility scooters for those who need them. Great facilities with... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Spent an hour here with the family as a short break on a long car journey. A well managed reserve with a warm welcome and impressive facilities. Easy parking just £3 (suggested donation), with a variety of walks and numerous good quality bird hides. We will definitely return in the early summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lots to see from birds to orchids and wild flowers. Lots for children to get involved with. Lovely tea room and helpful staff. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You wouldn't know this wonderful place was even there if you drove past it. Just outside Tring, near the Grand Union canal, the reserve is on land formerly used by Castle Cement as part of their quarry. Over the years it was nurtured and restored to natural beauty by local volunteers with the help of Castle Cement, and now it... More 

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Bucks
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Circular walk around a lake ( takes about an hour) with a couple of short cut options. Nice hides. Lots of information about what birds are around. Good visitors centre and café. Easy parking.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A lovely site, came upon it un-expectedly but a great place for bird-watchers or those seeking peaceful surroundings and an interesting walk round the reserve. Suits all ages.

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