Wilstone Reservoir /2 - Tring
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Wilstone Reservoir /2 - Tring

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Wilstone Reservoir is an artificial water-body fed by natural springs and surrounded by marshes, reedswamp and willow carr, and supports an extensive wildlife and bird habitat.

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