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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Its a nature reserve . Nothing much to do if you don't like bird watching. You could take a walk but i have seen much better places for that.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ideal place to go for just a few hours to stroll around, very tranquil and relaxing. Several viewing huts if your a bird watcher, if not respect their space and keep quiet. Small coffee shop but offers enough to.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a wonderful Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust reserve (near to Tring in Herts), attracting lots of birds including terns & lapwings, kingfisher, lots of over-wintering wildfowl plus a wide range of other species. Our visit on a sunny late August day gave us great views of butterflies, dragonflies, hobby & red kites. All topped off with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to College Lake having seen the positive TripAdvisor reviews. It's a nice walk in the sun, we chose to go all the way around the lake which took over an hour, but this included us side tracking off up different trails and exploring some of the outbuildings and hides. We stopped off at the cafe and afterwards and... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

With just a few everyday birds and hardly anything else it's basically just a massive chalk pit full of water. It's nice to walk around as it's so quiet, but is disappointing if you're expecting anything interesting or exciting.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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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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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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