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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Address: B488, Tring, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 826774
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Wonderful walks and views of the lakes, together with wonderful bird and wildlife viewing. Tranquil and lots of interesting nooks and crannies as well as educational... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Cazzen
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful walks and views of the lakes, together with wonderful bird and wildlife viewing. Tranquil and lots of interesting nooks and crannies as well as educational outbuildings. When you finish, there's a shop and cafe to enhance your trip. All this and nothing to pay. However, donations are really helpful for them and gratefully received. Totally worthwhile visiting and good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location with wonderful view of the Nature Reserve. Good food and snacks. Quite easy to find. Well worth a visit and a walk here. Good size car park. Lots of outside seating

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited College Lake many times, with friends, family and on my own. It is both informative, with lots of interesting displays, and a peaceful place to spend an hour or two just for a walk. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around the lake at a reasonable pace or a couple of hours if you visit all... More 

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tring
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of us went for a walk round and enjoyed every minute of our visit. We had an introductory talk by one of the wardens who was very knowledgeable. Great place any time of the year!

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Thank rob j
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing beautiful place. Lots to see and do with the kids and the birds and wildlife to see also

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Thank Kerry N
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Well known local natural reserve. Last time I went for a stroll around the lake, the car park was £3 and the cafè had no gluten free and/or vegan choices (not even soya milk!) I hope things have improved since.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Set on the outskirts of Tring these disused quarries are a wealth of wild life and tranquillity Lots to see and hidden surprises every where

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice car park with suggested donation for parking (please give generously) cafe/shop and toilet at the entrance. In good weather it is a lovely walk around the nature reserve. Plenty of hides along the way and a little museum with farm machinery tools. When we were there we saw a couple of black swans.

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Currambine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The work they've done in transforming this area is fantastic. We walked all around the lake and saw so much wildlife, birds, butterflies and heaps of wild flowers. Very relaxing and a real escape from the hectic rat race. Great little cafe at the end too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This site has about 6 pokestops, most close together and a gym. The walk between the Pokestops at the centre and the one by the wildlife pond (with three pokestops inbetween) is 0.5 km so easy to rack up those miles, hatch your eggs, get some water types and gain items and XP to boot. Oh, and if you're a... More 

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