SP9314 : The sheep are out in all weathers at College Lake

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

The sheep are out in all weathers at College Lake
The sheep are out in all weathers at College Lake
Rare breed sheep are used on the reserve to help manage the grassed areas - in this case along the concrete road which allowed heavy machinery to get to the quarry face when the quarry was still working.
In addition to being moved around the College Lake area they are also moved to other BBOWT nature reserves.
Walk round College Lake in the fog > SP9314 : Everything looks different on a day like this at College Lake
Wintery Scenes round College Lake :: SP9313

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

College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

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
Sunday, 4 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Educational sites  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9325 1461 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.3405N 0:38.9061W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9325 1462
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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