Description and Walk
College Lake Tring (Hertfordshire) is actually a couple of miles north of Tring and instead sits within the boundary of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - it seems. Whatever, I've decided that Hertfordshire can have it for now.
This is a 65 hectare former chalk quarry and, I suspect, teems with wildlife in the spring, especially those that require a wet habitat. Our only two visits have been off-peak and slightly disappointing in respect of spotting critters, though we did manage a weasel on the last occassion.
The walk around the footpath, which looks down upon the lake below, includes 2-3 hides for birdwatchers and photographers, as well as some old farm machinery to sit and ponder.
There are sufficient benches for those who need to rest at intervals and there is a decent cafe at the end of the walk. The nature reserve is well looked after by enthusiastic volunteers.