What's on at College Lake

Family Workshop: Winter Wreaths and Festive Wonders

Saturday 6th December 2014,
10.00am - 12.00pm

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Opticron Trade Days

Saturday 6th December 2014,
10.00am - 3.00pm

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Family Workshop: Winter Wreaths and Festive Wonders

Saturday 6th December 2014,
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Venue:

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Opening Times

Reserve
9.30am-4pm 
Last entry 1hr before closing. 

Café
10am-3pm 

Café serves tasty cakes, sandwiches, snacks and hot/cold drinks. 

 

How to get there

Directions

2 miles north of Tring
Buckinghamshire
HP23 5QG

Public Transport: We are two miles from the nearest train station in Tring. You can walk/cycle along the canal tow-path. Please do not take your bike onto the reserve as it could disturb the wildlife. You can lock them up at the racks provided at the entrance.

For bus timetables, please use the public transport journey planner.

Drive: On the B488, ¼ mile north of canal bridge at Bulbourne turn left into signed entrance to 'donate and display' surfaced car park.

Get directions from Google maps.

We ask for a donation of £3 for parking.

Latest College Lake Blogs

  • Ponds are a fantastic habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including tiny plants, amazing insects and amphibians.
  • The water wasn't the only thing sparkling at College Lake on September 27th.
  • There is a lot going on at College Lake during October! As the reserve greets Autumn, we greet the changes in the weather and our winter wildfowl guests.

College Lake Tweets

Get the most from your visit

Help us look after the wildlife on this reserve by leaving scooters and bikes at home or locking them up on the racks provided. Enjoy stretching your legs on our reserve instead. 

Access
Some wheelchair access, including hides; two mobility Tramper vehicles are avaliable to use - contact us on 01442 826774 or collegelake@bbowt.org.uk to book.

Dogs
Assistance dogs only.

Facilities
Café
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Toilets
Disabled toilet
Baby changing

Walking information
Gentle slopes, some surfaced paths, gates, benches

Group visits
We welcome groups, but ask that you let us know about your visit by contacting us on 01442 826774 or collegelake@bbowt.org.uk

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Please note: On Thursday 18th September cutting will be taking place on the islands.

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Watch Owain, College Lake's warden introduce the reserve.

 

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Comments

    We decided to do our Pedometer challenge here! Go Whiteleaf Wanderers!

    Sunday 28th September 2014
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    Today we saw lots of Canada Geese, Darter, Dragonfly, and lots of butterflies. We had a very pleasant walk around the bird trail and a bit of the time trial. Really enjoyed it! We will be back soon!

    Sunday 28th September 2014
    by

    I look forward to seeing the tribute to Graham Atkins when appear on the College Lake Page - In the meantime I have drafted my own contribution at http://trapped-by-the-box.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/rural-relaxation-graham-atkins.html

    Thursday 31st July 2014
    by

    What a joy to walk round here - all the butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies - so colourful. Will come back and see how the seasons impact this beautiful location.

    Monday 21st July 2014
    by

    Came with a U3A group. Wonderful wildflowers and butterflies. Have lived here for many years and have just discovered this lovely place! Will definitely be back : )

    Monday 21st July 2014
    by

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A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Redshank

Name: Redshank

Scientific name: Tringa totanus

Category: Wading birds

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Hand feeding coal tit by Bob Coyle

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We decided to do our Pedometer challenge here! Go Whiteleaf Wanderers!

Sunday 28th September 2014
by

Today we saw lots of Canada Geese, Darter, Dragonfly, and lots of butterflies. We had a very pleasant walk around the bird trail and a bit of the time trial. Really enjoyed it! We will be back soon!

Sunday 28th September 2014
by

I look forward to seeing the tribute to Graham Atkins when appear on the College Lake Page - In the meantime I have drafted my own contribution at http://trapped-by-the-box.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/rural-relaxation-graham-atkins.html

Thursday 31st July 2014
by

What a joy to walk round here - all the butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies - so colourful. Will come back and see how the seasons impact this beautiful location.

Monday 21st July 2014
by

Came with a U3A group. Wonderful wildflowers and butterflies. Have lived here for many years and have just discovered this lovely place! Will definitely be back : )

Monday 21st July 2014
by