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College Lake Nature Reserve

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B488, Tring, England
+44 1442 826774
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Beautiful place

So glad to have found College Lake. It’s beautiful and has lots of slightly hidden places to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peugot1
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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AMAZING FOR BIRDWATCHING

This setting is amazing for birdwatching As you walk around the lake there are numerous hides The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davethedrill
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hemel
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“bird watching” (20 reviews)
“lovely walk” (13 reviews)
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B488, Tring, England
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+44 1442 826774
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad to have found College Lake. It’s beautiful and has lots of slightly hidden places to discover and explore. It offers interest to all ages and abilities

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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed discovering all the little corners of the reserve, there's always something to see :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This setting is amazing for birdwatching As you walk around the lake there are numerous hides The whole area is well kept The staff helpful So lucky to have this nearby

Thank davethedrill
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! We're really proud of the site and the wonderful bird life here, so it's great to hear comments like this!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg. This is absolutely amazing. We came across this as had seen sign when going elsewhere and thought we must go and visit. And all credit to you all it was just so stunning... Definitely got the Wow factor from us. Staff very friendly and...More

Thank Sue W
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! The view alone does indeed have the wow factor. You're right, always lots to see- the reserve is great any time of year so do come back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a weekday for a walk around the lake. The views around the lake were fantastic. Can't believe we hadn't been here before. The walk around the lake is around 2 miles and is mostly flat so is ideal for most people and...More

Thank James H
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your walk, and the stunning views! Lots of people visit with limited mobility, or bring pushchairs along for a lap of the lake, which the paths are great for now the weather is drier. Sometimes we pretend the train is a dragon-...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit fo all the family. Birdwatching with plenty of hides. Also very interesting farm exhibits, and really lovely and relaxing to walk around the lakes. 2nd hand bookstore, cafe and souvineer shop. Highly recommended.

Thank Bridget M
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, we're pleased you liked visiting, and enjoyed our farm exhibits- it's a wonderful relaxing place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been meaning to visit for years, at last we did today. Excellent facilities and well maintained reserve. Multiple hides around the 2 mile walk round the reserves give you every chance to view the birds and other wildlife. Well worth a visit.

Thank Trevor S
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Digital Communications Officer at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, BBOWT

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Great place for a good walk and bird sighting. We visited at Easter time and loads to do for children. Nice clean loos and café. Very cheap day out, just £3 for your car, no entrance fee. Recommended

Thank jayne p
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, we're pleased you enjoyed your Easter visit! We usually have things for children over the holidays, plus seasonal events, school visits, and of course the site is wonderful for an explore for all ages!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a marvellous walk and cafe/shop. Our two grandchildren absolutely loved the experience (walk and chocolate cake). They both bought an Eye Spy book each and spent the rest of the day searching for creepy crawlies and identifying birds to score as many points as...More

Thank Ian S
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear your grandchildren enjoyed their visits, the reserve truly is a fab place for all ages to get back to nature and enjoy being outdoors.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a superb destination and not only is there a lovely walk around but there are various points of interest to see. Old farm equipment, classroom, outside min theatre and so much more. There are bird hides. The complete walk around is about a...More

Thank Fuzzy4food
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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review, you're right, there are lots of hidden corners for children (and adults!) of all ages to explore. The complete lap around the lake is 2 miles, but there are lots of shorter views, and bird hides to visit- we...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Had a lovely couple of hours here walking round part of the wildlife trail. There are a few different trails to take, ranging from 3/4 of a mile to the full 2 mile circuit. Lots of hideouts too for observing birds and other wildlife. Really...More

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Berks Bucks Oxo... W, Manager at College Lake Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, and sharing the lovely photos. Sorry you found service a bit slow this time, hopefully the yummy made-on-site food and cakes made up for it, do come back in the summer!

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Brad F
10 September 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.
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BlueWren_12
1 April 2017|
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Response from rob j | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is a good sized car park
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Response from hjpop | Reviewed this property |
Guide dogs only, I'm afraid.
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