Tring (Marsworth)

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Planning your visit

Address: Lock 39, Startops End, Marsworth, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4LJ View on Google map

Opening Times: Tring Reservoirs are open all year round

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Discover Tring Reservoirs, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, managed by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, famous for its wildlife. Explore the towpaths of the Wendover and Aylesbury Canal Arms of the Grand Union Canal and visit the pretty villages of Marsworth and Wilstone. Take the family to run off steam, get a breath of fresh air and soak up the natural environment. And why not start up and finish off with a picnic or a pub lunch?

Things to do and see

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Picnic spot

There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic

Wildlife spotting

Tring Reservoirs are renowned for their birdlife. Great Crested Grebes, swans and herons are usually on view, and in winter there are many kinds of ducks and a huge gull roost. In autumn the mud banks provide a ‘bed and breakfast' stop for waders migrating southwards. Be sure to pack your nature spotting guide and binoculars! 


By car - Tring reservoirs are just off te A41 between Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead. There is a Pay & Display car park at Startops Reservoir

By train - Tring station is 2.5 miles away, you can get there by walking along the canal

By boat - There are some permanent moorings in a marina and some temporary moorings along the canal

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