Opening Times

Last entry 1hr before closing. 


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


How to get there


2 miles north of Tring
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.

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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. 

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

Assistance dogs only.

Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
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

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