SP9313 : A Winter View across College Lake

taken 7 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

A Winter View across College Lake
A Winter View across College Lake
In the foreground there are some strange patterns of white snow resting on ice, with darker areas of watery snow. Beyond that is the West Island on the Marsh, then the bund that separates the Marsh from the Lake (which is not frozen). In the distance are snow covered field with "The Tump" (a hide) visible. On the West (left shore) is the Barlow Hide, while to the far right (see enlarged images) some swans are swimming in an area of clear water.
Wintery Scenes round College Lake

The nature reserve looks very different after snow, a hard frost and even during a fog.

College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring :: SP9314

College Lake is a large nature reserve with a very wide variety of habitats created from a large chalk pit. There is a large area of marsh with islands, and a deep water lake, while the cliffs surrounding the pit are in various stages of being "recovered" by nature. There is open meadow land and an area kept as an old fashioned cornfield full of flowers. There is woodland all round the area (originally planted to hide the quarry) and a large new woodland of native trees and shrubs. This all means that whatever time of the year you visit you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife.

There are good facilities for the visitor (and for school parties), including many hides, and displays of old agricultural equipment. It is run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Snow  Lake 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9337 1399 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0050N 0:38.8117W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9349 1393
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  Snow Scene  Lake  Ice 

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