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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 441442826774
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Fantastic reserve with a very wide range of birds

Wide range of birds - especially migrant water birds. Also Hebridean sheep, Dexter cattle, Exmoor ponies - although not always all there. 2 mile walk round the reserve with 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tring

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Tring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wide range of birds - especially migrant water birds. Also Hebridean sheep, Dexter cattle, Exmoor ponies - although not always all there. 2 mile walk round the reserve with 10 hides to observe from - and an excellent centre with cafe and small shop. Good parking.

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Thank aberdeenjohn
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely place to wander at any time of the year. Lots to see. Easy access for able and disabled. Great tea room. Sunday am coffee a treat.

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Thank Calpie
London, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant couple of hours on a nice sunny day just strolling around the lake. The paths are good and well-maintained, and there are a selection of different-length walks to do. The visitor centre has a small café, information about wildlife at the site, and a shop. Remember to bring some change for the car park!

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Thank Antony B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

College Lake is a great place to visit for bird watching, photography and walking. There is a circular walk around the main lake and several hides allow you to watch the swans,ducks,herons and numerous other birds . The Lake is quiet and peaceful and allows you to relax and see the birds that have been making this reserve their home.... More 

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Thank Richard C
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We regularly take our young family here. There is an incredible amount of activities to keep young and interested little ones engaged and learning. The site itself is stunning with beautiful views and wildlife. It's also has a 3 mile long walk trail around the lake itself, which we personally march our children around to tire them out, but it's... More 

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Thank Tgooder
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

we visit college lake several times a year - it's a great spot for a leisurely walk - it's a pretty flat 2 mile stroll around the lake. The staff are friendly and the cafe is great. We're not bird watchers but it's lovely to see all the wildlife.

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Thank Matt B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A beautiful natural wildlife space, made from an old quarry! Absolutely stunning, in any weather, with 'hides' to escape from rain showers. Fantastic for bird watchers and we have even seen a mink here, hiding in the bushes. No dogs allowed which is such a blessing as you dont even have to look where you are putting your feet. How... More 

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Thank GinaGski
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I finally visited College Lake today after passing the entrance to the site hundreds of times. My bad. Sorry, folks. The staff were wonderfully friendly, helpful and approachable. Despite a cold windy day, my kids (8 & 14) and I had a great time. Lots of displays of animal bones, fossils and things to interact with. 3 hours enjoyably spent... More 

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Thank Paul C
Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a great place to visit for birdwatching, wildlife photography and walking. There is also a small tea room. On the last visit there were Mute Swans, various ducks including Widgeon and many others. There are a number of hides and the main hide contains lots of information on the bird communities at the reserve (split by season) as... More 

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Thank Dodmanea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the time spent in here. Beautiful place and lots of space to run around for kids. Will definitely come back there.

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