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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Family walk

What a hidden gem right on my doorstep. A beautiful place to walk, learn and watch wildlife. There... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah P
Tring, United Kingdom
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Lovely walk round the lakes

This is a lovely walk, easy with a push chair and there are plenty of birds to see. There is good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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B488, Tring, England
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All reviews bird watching lovely walk points of interest lovely place to visit round the lake old quarry wildlife trust voluntary contribution circular walk free entry farm machinery great outdoors few hours car parking children and adults all ages cream tea
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a hidden gem right on my doorstep. A beautiful place to walk, learn and watch wildlife. There are some interesting farming displays, hides to view the lake and a charming tea and gift shop. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Great place to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely walk, easy with a push chair and there are plenty of birds to see. There is good parking and it is easy to find. It is a level walk around the site.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HMP2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have some mobility issues in that, while I can walk, I tire quickly and can’t go too far. It means that if we have friends or family around I tend to either stay at home or restrict their movements. However, here we can all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good walking around lake with lots of wildlife on view. Hides placed well and with good information. There are even binoculars in one that I visited. Cafe a bit basic but drink and food OK.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigJock7
Reviewed November 4, 2018

A great place to see a variety of birds. Educational events and very informative helpers. Plus a delightful café for hot and cold drinks things to eat. Items to buy .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We come here about once a month, and there is always something different on the birds. On our latest visit there was a substantial increase in the Canada geese, which were on the bigger lake, with a good view from Marsworth hide. For us the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a major find for us, almost on our doorstep, c.10 miles. We have passed by many times, not realising what a hidden treasure it is, and have visited twice in recent weeks. It works on many levels and for all age groups. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is just the most beautiful place! Every time I step out of the cafe and see the lake I feel like I’m on holiday! Great for a nice walk followed by a slice of home made cake and a cuppa. Love it here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lanchini7
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Even if you are not a wildlife enthusiast, a walk round College Lake is so peaceful. No dogs or noise. Perfect. And the shop and cafe make a perfect end to the walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chrisecart
Reviewed September 9, 2018

we love this place, went blackberrying last week. Beautiful wild countryside. Lovely cafe with great coffee.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from Gooner66iw | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know. Maybe something on their website regarding scooter hire, if not give them a call.
Brad F
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Trevor S | Reviewed this property |
Fish are wildlife so I doubt that they will let you stick hooks in them.
April 1, 2017|
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Response from rob j | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is a good sized car park