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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 01442 826774
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A great place for a walk, or to see whats going on in nature, at any time of the year. College Lakes attracts many migrant bids and the wildlife always seems to be busy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Kings Langley, England, United Kingdom
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Kings Langley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great place for a walk, or to see whats going on in nature, at any time of the year. College Lakes attracts many migrant bids and the wildlife always seems to be busy. The Visitor Centre is a well laid out modern building, the staff are helpful and there is tea and cake at the end of the walk.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I took my Year 2 class of 29 6/7 year olds to College Lake in May as part of our topic 'Into The Wild' and 'Animals and Habitats'. The entire trip was incredibly efficient and well organised from the start, and the staff are all so enthusiastic and great with the kids. There is a such a fantastic range of... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The staff and pupils in year 5 at Greenway Primary Berkhamsted enjoyed a sunny day of learning how to be 'earth caretakers'. Our thanks to Claire, Catherine and Ginette who led us through a range of activities which were thought provoking and interactive. Lots of indoor space available had the weather been inclement but luckily this was not required. From... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

a tranquil place for an interesting walk. many level paths & lots of "hides" to view the wildlife. blackboard in visitor centre displays useful information on wildlife visitors. can get busy at weekends. small café with seating area selling cakes & drinks. visitor centre also has a small retail area selling a range of gifts & wildlife related products.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Broadfield School would like to thank Claire and her team for a wonderful day yesterday where our Year 3 pupils participated in interactive, educational workshops reinforcing, consolidating and extending their learning of Rocks and Fossils. Well organised, exciting and very informative - a great day!

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Bucks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

College lake is not known to everyone locally. It is a very nice to place to go for a walk. I think this used to be a chalk pit. It is quite surprising when you park up and head through the visitor centre you are faced with a very deep drop to the lake below. It is a sanctuary for... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our first visit to the lake and we were not disappointed. My husband has mobility problems and was able to hire a tramper [mobility scooter] that enabled him to complete the two mile circuit. The path had a few muddy puddles but is mainly concreted and suitable for all. We wore walking boots but these are not really... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited here two days and were very impressed with the whole facility. Developed on the site of an old chalk quarry, the Reserve has a variety of flat walks. It is clean and beautifully maintained and the walks are family orientated. It is a free location but there is a small fee for parking. Close to the end of... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First walk of Spring in early March. Fabulous in the sunshine. Tufted ducks and pintails on water. Plenty of parking and pleasant reception. Great second hand book display with honesty box (in barn.) Will definitely return in summer. Takes about 1 hour 30 mins to stroll round lake. There are several hides if you want to use them but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all staff and volunteers at College Lake for providing our children with an amazing experience! All school children should be entitled to this experience. What a wonderful day with fantastic learning opportunities in picturesque surroundings.

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