Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

College Lake 2018
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 09:30

Details:

Meet at 9.30 am in College Lake car park, off the B488, HP23 5QG.  OS SP935138   Lat/Long: 51.8158, -0.6446
The car park opens a few minutes before 9.30 am, so don't arrive too early.
Click here for a map of the car park location

Once a chalk quarry, now one of BBONT's (Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust) flagship nature reserves for birds, insects and plants. We will take a circular two mile wildlife walk, gentle slopes, can be muddy.

Habitats include marshland, chalk grassland, woodland, scrub and hedgerows. Since our last visit, a new pond has been constructed near the Tump hide.

Birdwatchers look for red-crested pochard, sparrowhawk, mistle thrush, gulls, common ducks, kingfisher, pintail, snipe, linnet, hobby, goldfinch, redwing, fieldfare, long-tailed tit, bullfinch, even peregrine.

Facilities

  • Car Park. Free but a £3 donation is requested.
  • Café - cakes, sandwiches, snacks and hot/cold drinks.
  • Gift shop
  • Visitor centre
  • Picnic facilities
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilet
  • Eleven hides, bird feeders in three areas

Click here for more information about the reserve

A bird hide overlooking a tranquil lake