Celebrating Chilterns Chalk: guided walk around College Lake Guided walk

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    Start date24/03/24
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    Start Time10:00
    End Time12:00
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    LocationCollege Lake, B488, Tring, HP23 5QG
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Join the BBOWT team and local geologist Nick Pierpont, for a guided geology and wildlife walk around College Lake, near Tring.

Once a chalk quarry, College Lake has been restored for the benefit of wildlife and people. Come along to find out about the site’s geological past – from Jurassic seas to woolly mammoths! Discover how the chalk, landscape and farming have shaped the wildlife found on the reserve today. Bring your binoculars and walking boots!

There will be a hot drink to enjoy at the end!

Parking is available onsite, what3words: broadens.ends.pebbles

Walk Information

Gentle slopes with some surfaced paths, gates, and benches. Please note: some of the paths are uneven.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.


Parts of College Lake are accessible by wheelchair, including some hides. There are two mobility Tramper vehicles available to use – contact BBOWT’s College Lake Visitor Centre on 01442 826774 or collegelake@bbowt.org.uk to book.

Additional information

About Chilterns Chalk

The landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Chiltern Hills has been shaped by its underlying chalk bedrock – formed millions of years ago, but still having an impact today. Our Chilterns Chalk Festival celebrates this connection to our landscape, both ancient and modern.

Featured artwork by Livi Gosling.

Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership
Fran Crowther


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