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“Sunday afternoon walk”

College Lake Nature Reserve
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Tring
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We went to College Lake having seen the positive TripAdvisor reviews. It's a nice walk in the sun, we chose to go all the way around the lake which took over an hour, but this included us side tracking off up different trails and exploring some of the outbuildings and hides. We stopped off at the cafe and afterwards and had cake and tea on a bench outside. Worth a trip if you like walks!

1  Thank Jez P
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Toyah B, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

College Lake is a great place to stretch your legs and see lots of interesting wildlife. We are glad you rewarded yourself with a lovely slice of homemade cake too. Thank you for visitng and please visit again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

With just a few everyday birds and hardly anything else it's basically just a massive chalk pit full of water. It's nice to walk around as it's so quiet, but is disappointing if you're expecting anything interesting or exciting.

1  Thank Marc S
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Toyah B, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

We are sorry to hear you didnt have an enjoyable visit. Perhaps our exciting species were hiding? We would love for you to visit again where our reserve guides could advise you on where to spot our interesting species. We also have a scope on hand to help spot the more difficult ones. Throughout the year we have many foreign visitors. This year we are lucky to have seen the Lesser Yellowlegs, Osprey and Whooper Swans. If you are interested in what you could see please keep an eye on our Twitter page @college_lake for updates on our sightings.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Nice way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Several viewing hides along the waterfront. No entry charge but donations are expected.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Wonderful place to take a picnic and enjoy part or all of the beautiful lake and countryside hidden away for all to enjoy

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Reviewed 8 June 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 visitor attraction, for children and adults alike, is astounding. There are gardens with ponds and lots of different flowers, attracting many butterflies and other wildlife. There's old farming machinery to look at, microscopes to look at insect slides and lots more - loads to explore for younger visitors. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time here in future.

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