Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

SUNDAY MORNING OUTING
to Stocker's Lake

Date: Sunday 25 March 2018 at 09:30

Details:

Meet at 9:30 am in the car park, off Springwell Lane, WD3 8UR. OS TQ041932 Lat/Long: 51.6288, -0.4965
Click here for a map of the free car park location

Stocker's Lake is an old flooded gravel pit between the River Colne and the Grand Union canal. One of a chain of lakes that provide a wintering area for nationally important numbers of ducks. Stocker's Lake Nature Reserve is managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust with the help of the Friends of Stocker’s Lake.

There are four hides on the southern edge of Stocker's Lake lake, the duck screen in the northern corner, plus Stocker's Farm. The farm is to the south-east, across the canal - where the scale is on the map below.

Including a visit to Stocker's Farm, our walk distance is 2.5 miles, on level (but possibly muddy) paths. There are no toilets or cafe on our route, the nearest are a quarter of a mile off our route, at the south-east corner of Bury Lake.

On our visit of 17 April 2016, we saw 55 wetland and woodland species.

Rarities seen around the time of this visit include goldeneye, siskin, kingfisher, snipe, little owl, red-crested pochard, smew and stonechat. Grey herons will be nesting but it may be too early to see chicks.

A map of Stocker's Lake Nature Reserve

Click here for information about Stocker's Lake Nature Reserve

or here for information from the Friends of Stocker’s Lake