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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: 441442826774

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Lovely walk

I went here recently and it was a lovely and relaxing day. I had been stressing about work as little and this place just helped me let go of that stress. With its secret hidden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
St. Albans, United Kingdom

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here recently and it was a lovely and relaxing day. I had been stressing about work as little and this place just helped me let go of that stress. With its secret hidden pathways, its little bird viewing huts and just the lovely nature of the lake built on an old quarry site, this is a relieving, and... More 

Thank dylanstanton03
Tring, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really laid back way to spend an afternoon. Two walks you can take depending on how much time you want to take and the café is a welcome end to an enjoyable day out. kids love it

Thank deb f
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fab family day here !! Was scenic with a fab cafe ! Lovely staff :) love the idea of it being open late at night which I will be going to soon ! Very informative and full of things to do for little ones around the walk !

Thank SarahRoger5
Bedford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a relatively new Nature Reserve set in a recently closed chalk quarry. We spent a very relaxing time walking the perimeter of the area. This time of year birds were rather scarce but there were plenty of butterflies and we were amazed by the number of wild orchids. There are lots of wild flowers to enjoy and a... More 

Thank JudithandTrevor
Luton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to College Lake. Last time we visited in the winter. This time the sun was shining and it was boiling hot. Parking is free but they suggest a donation of up to £3. Pay what you like, but make sure you pay something. This is a great natural beauty and it does cost to keep... More 

Thank sue190747
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely 2 mile walk around the lake, saw plenty of birds on the water and interesting things along the way.

Thank Christine S
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never tire of visiting this lovely nature park which is a converted chalk quarry. This is a free entry park with well marked trails the longest being 2 miles. Most of the trails are flattish and you can borrow again free an electric scooter if you have mobility problems. The overall park has lakes,trails, wild flowers in abundance,beautiful colours,... More 

Thank Richard C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to follow trail with no steep climbs. Ideal for children and adults alike as there are many cabin buildings along the way containing interesting and varied educational studies. Wild flowers, rare butterflies, wading and other birds, bees, all in abundance. Several bird hides at intervals - remember to bring your binoculars! Free to visit, although £3 donation suggested for... More 

Thank Roger K
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Car park with the option to leave a donation, but this facility was broken on the day of our visit. A visitor centre with cafe and shop, Options of different walks which were all signposted. Lovely walking paths although some might not be suitable for some people with walking difficulties as some are rather uneven. Lots of wild flowers and... More 

Thank wendy b
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An ex chalk quarry, College Lake is a peaceful nature reserve run by Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. We spent a lovely morning here walking round the lake and watching the waterfowl from the numerous bird hides. There are abundant wild flowers too. I loved the fake “bus stop” on the far side of the lake with the arrival... More 

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