Attenborough Nature Reserve
Attenborough comprises a series of disused gravel pits re-colonised over the past 40 years. Scrub and grassland have sprung up between the ponds, as well as areas of native willow and old stream courses.
Highlights: Winter wildfowl are abundant here with high numbers of shoveler and diving ducks, alongside mallard, teal, and occasionally wigeon. A rare sight elsewhere, the distinctive russet crests of sawbills are glimpsed regularly and cormorants are common.
Access: Open: The reserve is open year round 7am to dusk.
Visitor centre open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Weekends 9am - 6pm.
Wheel chair access: Most of paths and the visitor centre are wheel chair accessible.
Entrance is free, but there is a £1.50 parking donation.
Location: Off the A6005 Nottingham to Long Eaton road, south of Beeston.
Grid reference: SK516340
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