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College Lake Nature Reserve

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Peaceful haven

Even if you are not a wildlife enthusiast, a walk round College Lake is so peaceful. No dogs or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

we love this place, went blackberrying last week. Beautiful wild countryside. Lovely cafe with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(15 reviews)
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B488, Tring, England
+44 1442 826774
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not a wildlife enthusiast, a walk round College Lake is so peaceful. No dogs or noise. Perfect. And the shop and cafe make a perfect end to the walk.

Thank chrisecart
Reviewed 1 week ago

we love this place, went blackberrying last week. Beautiful wild countryside. Lovely cafe with great coffee.

Thank janeandstevereed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit college lake regularly and it’s always gorgeous whatever the weather. Beautiful views, wonderful wildlife, choice of walks, nice cup of tea! We like walking through the trails in the woods. Lots of places for my daughter to run and hide, finishing up in...More

Thank Krsna77
Reviewed 16 August 2018

They have done a great job here, a truly lovely circular walk with some great vantage points around the water and a fantastic cafe at the end, well done.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

College lake itself is a lovely walk, we visit often and look forward to a nice coffee and snack. On this occasion we were so disappointed. Coffee good but pasties being sold can only be described as disgusting! Full of set, jellified gravy. Whoever is...More

Thank j W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a BBOWNT nature reserve that has 2 possible trails both overlooking a Great Lake, and wonderful country views the longest walk is around 2 miles with all sorts of birds varying throughout the year. This Reserve has a wonderful shop and cafe and...More

Thank Barrie S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great walking area and decent views.A bit low on information once you are on the walk but certainly worth a visit.Parking OK as long as you avoid busy times

Thank lowry0195
Reviewed 22 July 2018

this a lovely relaxed place for a circular walk in the Chilterns. i have volunteered here before. A nice cafe , pleasant walk and interesting factual information dotted about.

Thank Nascot10
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

College Lake Nature Reserve offers a beautiful 2 mile circular walk around the former chalk pit! There are hides for bird watching, historical artefacts and educational information along the way! We saw loads of birds, including terns and lapwings, and more species of butterflies that...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Really picturesque location of an old quarry turned into a nature reserve. It’s a round route so I like to do a couple of laps when I go running. I think it’s about 2 mile a lap. Nice cafe also and parking.

Thank Lupogtired
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24 June 2018|
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Response from Gooner66iw | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know. Maybe something on their website regarding scooter hire, if not give them a call.
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.
1 April 2017|
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Response from rob j | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is a good sized car park