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College Lake Nature Reserve

Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 01442 826774
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do 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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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619 reviews 619 reviews
394 attraction reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours walking around the lake!...opted for the longer route and it was a lovely leisurely walk. Enjoyed the little educational hits and the book room was lovely. Parking was a reasonable cost. Only one slight problem was the size and availability of seating in the cafe..... We had to sit outside which was quite windy! Will be... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can be in a world of your own here. Long walks with plenty to see. Great place if you like nature walking and peace & quiet

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a great place, a lovely use of an old quarry and it's enjoyable for a hour's walk. But we'd driven quite a way to it and arrived at 2pm. There was literally nothing left in the cafe - no sandwiches or sausage rolls, as advertised. The 'savoury snacks' available consisted of a bag of crisps or nothing. There... More 

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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We apologise that you didnt have an enjoyable experience at our Nature Reserve. We will investigate into the matters you have raised. We would like you to visit again. I have emailed you also. We appreciate the feedback as we strive to give our visitors an excellent visit. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We come here a couple of times a month for a gentle walk and some bird watching. It has some lovely views and all sorts of interesting birds and wildlife. The centre itself is cleverly designed to blend into the scenery and has a nice little visitor centre and cafe. The rangers are very helpful and enthusiastic and will point... More 

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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you had an enjoyable day. Please tell us about any of your sightings as we love to hear them. We also have a Twitter page too that you can access @college_lake We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Came here last weekend and had previously visited last spring. Place is really lovely to have a few hrs stroll around! Last weekend was rather cold but there was a few brave souls out walking around! Didn't see as much as we saw last time but think that was the weather. Stayed only one hr but definitely coming back in... More 

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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We think its fantastic when we see visitors brave the cold weather conditions to walk around the reserve! Theres nothing like getting out and dusting off the cobwebs with a nice stroll around the lakes! More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. I am so glad that you both had a great day. We would be happy to have your son volunteer with us once he is old enough! He sounds like he could help us identify some of our species! More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. We would love to see you visit again. Perhaps try visiting at different types of the year. Keep an eye on the Bucks Birds Club web pages as we update our sightings on there too! More 

Buckinghamshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are glad you had an enjoyable visit and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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