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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 441442826774
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From a Twitcher

This birdie place is small but perfect in any weather. The reception area is very pleasant and welcoming, with no pressures. The bird population changes frequently and the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This birdie place is small but perfect in any weather. The reception area is very pleasant and welcoming, with no pressures. The bird population changes frequently and the whole area is lovely in all seasons. The longest walk (full circumference) is perfect for older people too with hides for serious twitchers for escape from the rain. I am lucky to... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit during all the seasons to see the variety of birds available. Nice on site cafe as well. Very peaceful location which also incorporates some nice short walks.

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Tring, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to walk and watch birds etc. The grandchildren love it. Good cafe and bookshop. We have visited several times and its always a treat.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

On a hot June day, spent a relaxed time gently walking around the lake on the paths. Wonderful Bee Orchids and Marble White butterflies made this a most enjoyable ramble. The cafe was basic but perfectly okay but the most noticeable aspect was the friendly, enthusiastic and committed attitude of all the staff. Will now return on a regular basis.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a disused mine that have been turned into a lake and it is beautiful. There are lots of different walks that you can do and there are various hides around the lake so you can have a really good look at all the birds. Apparently they get a huge variety, although I have no idea what most of... More 

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London
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great walking, spectacular birds and wonderful scenery. Take an hour or two, take the walk and explore for yourself.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great spot to visit for a walk around the reserve, explore; great for kids. Pleasant cafe for tea and cakes too.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a pleasant walk. There is plenty of parking on site, which is situated by the visitor centre. When we visited, parking was paid by means of a donation of your choice. However £3.00 is the recommended amount, which is displayed on several car parking signs. The walk itself was relatively easy with wide gravel pathways around the lake.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to visit. This place has a car park that you can pay £3 to donate towards the park as it's free entry. It's a long walk around the whole recreation ground and myself and my family absolutely enjoyed it!!! It has a nice coffee shop at the entrance and other small stop overs like benches to sit on... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fantastically beautiful place, peaceful, tranquil, wonderful for nature. Can't find anything bad to say. Free entry but you are asked to make a donation for the car parking. Overall - wonderful!

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