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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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English first
Tring, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited the reserve last week and boy oh boy it was wonderful ! Drove up from London and it was just absolute bliss. So peaceful and total beauty everywhere, I would most definitely recommend a visit to this place anytime as it was so peaceful. Took a picnic and lots of soft drinks, perched up in one of the bird... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

An all seasons reserve. Easy walking, lots of bird hides and birds. Educational areas showing traditional farming methods. Primroses, violets, cowslips in Spring. Or visit late spring/early summer for the wonderful wild flower meadows and orchids. Or just sit in a hide with your binoculars and relax. Cafe selling light snacks and small shop. Run by volunteers. Free admission but... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Fantastic place to learn about a wide range of habitats and ecosystems. Great for kids, and teenagers of all ages. It's all about Wildlife, so don't expect a kids play ground, cycle track or dog facilities. It's a nature reserve for everyone to enjoy Wildlife, not a park. Awesome education facilities, great staff and loads of knowledgeable volunteers to learn... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Had never been to this nature reserve before, found the information online whilst looking for places to visit whilst my brother was over from Germany and staying with us for a couple of weeks in St Albans. We had a wonderful afternoon walking around the lakes with lots of interesting information at various places on the trails. Will definitely be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A very special place: Miles of walking with views over a former quarry that's been partially flooded to become a huge wildfowl reserve. There's also a well-designed visitor center that may include a cafe if memory serves me correctly. Just a mile or so outside of Tring.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This for us was amazing! Such a lovely place, great for the kids as they are terrified of dogs and I'm not a lover of scooters and bikes.....and guess what???? There wasn't any of this. Just fresh air and a lake. So natural and peaceful. Once the weather gets better I can imagine it is even more beautiful. Also this... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A glorious haven away from the hustle and noise of city life. Take wellies, warm clothes, binos, sandwiches and maybe a small hip flask and enjoy nature's television through one of the many discreet hides. A very good tea room awaits the deserved traveller in this oasis of tranquility.

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