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Attenborough Nature Reserve

8.4km
Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham. NG9 6DY • (0115) 972 1777
Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham
Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham

Attenborough Nature Reserve is best known for its birds. In summer many species migrate here to breed including warblers and a large colony of comment terns. The winter brings waterfowl such as goldeneye, goosander and a large proportion of the county's shoveler and great crested grebe.

The Nature Centre houses a host of facilities including interactive displays, a nature shop and the Café, serving a selection of quality local, fairtrade and organic homemade food.

The newest editon to the Reserve behind the Nature Centre offers amazing views of the artifical sand martin bank that it is set into, as well as views accross the open water to the Osprey platform and island scrapes.

This site of special scientific interest (SSSI) is one of the most important sites for conservation in the East Midlands. In 1929 sand and gravel extraction began, providing materials and infrastructure in the Nottingham area. After a period of restoration the now water-filled pits and islands provide food, shelter and freedom from disturbance for many species of wildlife.

Features:

Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Access to the Reserve: 8am-8pm daily. Nature Centre: 9.30am-4pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the south west of Nottingham in Attenborough next to the River Trent.

Getting There:

National Rail Attenborough railway station: 15 minutes walk via Attenborough Lane/Church Lane.

Parking:

Limited onsite parking available - payment required.

Attenborough Nature Reserve, NottinghamAttenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham
Attenborough Nature Reserve, NottinghamAttenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham
Attenborough Nature Reserve, NottinghamAttenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham
Attenborough Nature Reserve, NottinghamAttenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham
Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham. NG9 6DY • (0115) 972 1777

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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