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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 01442 826774
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Great for all ages and all abilities.

This was our first visit to the lake and we were not disappointed. My husband has mobility problems and was able to hire a tramper [mobility scooter] that enabled him to complete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the lake and we were not disappointed. My husband has mobility problems and was able to hire a tramper [mobility scooter] that enabled him to complete the two mile circuit. The path had a few muddy puddles but is mainly concreted and suitable for all. We wore walking boots but these are not really... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visited here two days and were very impressed with the whole facility. Developed on the site of an old chalk quarry, the Reserve has a variety of flat walks. It is clean and beautifully maintained and the walks are family orientated. It is a free location but there is a small fee for parking. Close to the end of... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First walk of Spring in early March. Fabulous in the sunshine. Tufted ducks and pintails on water. Plenty of parking and pleasant reception. Great second hand book display with honesty box (in barn.) Will definitely return in summer. Takes about 1 hour 30 mins to stroll round lake. There are several hides if you want to use them but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all staff and volunteers at College Lake for providing our children with an amazing experience! All school children should be entitled to this experience. What a wonderful day with fantastic learning opportunities in picturesque surroundings.

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Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

College Lake is a great place to come for families as well as solo walkers. It caters for everyone. There are a range of walks, some with mobility vehicle access. Check the website if your planning a family visit because they put on activities for children, which look and sound like a lot of fun, judging from the noises coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My two grandsons (aged 8 and 6) had the most wonderful experience on this well led course. They had fun and acquired new skills and interests, which was largely due to the professionalism of the course leader and her two colleagues. In addition the visual aids, equipment, artifacts and activities were appropriate for the age group. Well done! Thank you.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Perfect. Blue skies reflected in in the lake. Birds singing and swooping. Space ........ You need need to be a wildlife expert to appreciate a few hours at College Lakes. Paths firm enough for mobility scooters. Delicious scones for afternoon tea in cafe!

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Tring, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

College lake is a lovely place to go for walking and for the beautiful wildlife, there is also a cafe for you to stop off and have a cuppa before heading home again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely, very quite fantastic walk, perfect place to go with the kids or your partner. There is also a pub a few minutes away so that is always nice.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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394 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place is lovely through the seasons - there are a number of routes but we always head around the lake - make sure you have good footwear as very muddy at the moment. The hides are good for children and adults - we take binoculars for the kids. We have attended some very good educational events here. Little café... More 

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