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College Lake Nature Reserve

  • Tring
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

College Lake Nature Reserve is thought of as one of the best places in Buckinghamshire to see water birds such as lapwings and redshanks. There are a number of hides that overlook the lake and give you a great place to bird watch.

There are so many habitats to explore such as chalk grassland covered in butterflies and insects, plus the scrub, hedgerows and woodland that spread across the reserve. Keep an eye out for small mammals and birds of prey, like barn owls and kestrels.

There is a Farming and Wildlife exhibition in the Wildlife Centre, which gives you a chance to find out about old farming method and you can explore the world of bees at the Bee Centre.

The Time Trail is good for your first visit, just follow the ammonite markers. If you would like to explore the whole reserve, follow the lapwing markers for a 2 mile (3.2k) circular trail.

The reserve runs various Family events during school holidays throughout the year such as Wildlife Discovery Days and Teddy Bears' picnics and trails!

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Opening hours

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Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5QG, England

Phone number

01442 826774



Click here to visit College Lake Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

College Lake Nature Reserve has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

College Lake Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

College Lake Nature Reserve has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, College Lake Nature Reserve is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, College Lake Nature Reserve have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

College Lake Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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