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Stocker's Lake

A large lake in the Colne Valley with nationally important numbers of wintering birds, including spectacular goldeneye and smew.

Stocker's Lake is one of the oldest gravel pits in the Colne Valley. Wintering ducks such as shoveler and goldeneye are common visitors in nationally important numbers. Over 60 species of breeding birds have been recorded here and the heronry is the largest in the county.

 

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Nearby nature reserves

Old Park Wood
1 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Broadwater Lake
3 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Dews Farm Sand Pits
3 miles - London Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire
WD3 1NB
Map reference
TQ 049 939
Great for...
a family day out
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Nov - Feb
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Opening Times
Open at all times. Cafe at nearby Bury Lake.
Facilities
Cafe
Size
40.40 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Colne Valley Living Landscape
Access
Access to the reserve is open at all times. Wheelchair friendly although paths are prone top flooding in wet weather. There is a kissing gate.
Walking information
Walking shoes recommended. Closeby: Chess Valley Walk; Ebury Way; Grand Union Canal towpath
Parking
Park in car parks along Springwell Lane, not in front of reserve entrance.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901
info@hmwt.org

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