Water and Wildlife of Tring Reservoirs (walk ref 34)

Sunday 20 October ~ 10:00 AM

A beautiful walk alongside the Grand Union Canal, 2 of its arms and past the lakes built specially to supply them with water. There should be lots of wildlife along the way. Optional refreshments afterwards at the Bluebells Tearooms. Walk leader Andrew Clark. 

Route Details

5 miles
2.5 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Free to attend but donations are welcomed. (Suggested donation £3 per person) Proceeds will be split equally between The Chiltern Society and HMWT

Meeting arrangements

Startops End car park, Marsworth, Tring HP23 4LJ. Grid ref: SP 919 141 Charges apply

Walk Leader

Chiltern Society and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Family Friendly

Aged 8+ and must be capable of walking the distance.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


Stile free easy walking on good paths and towpaths. A number of gates and some mud after rain.

Further Information

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water, snacks and simple first aid kit.

The Chiltern Society is dedicated to protecting 650 square miles of woodlands and valleys, including London's closest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading voice for wildlife conservation across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With volunteers, we manage a network of nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres, from beautiful wetlands and woodlands to rare patches of heath and orchard. We take practical action every day to help wildlife flourish.

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This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


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