Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Attenborough Nature Reserve
Attenborough Nature Reserve was established in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough. The reserve is best known for its birds. The area is an important site for winter wildfowl and often holds a high proportion of the county's shoveler and diving ducks The reserve now covers 145 hectares of lakes, wetland, grassland and scrub. It sits at the confluence of the River Erewash and the Trent, and is part of an area designated as the Attenborough Gravel Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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Bramcote Hills Park
4.47km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
Bramcote Hills Park is a stretch of woodland and fields that used to be a part of the manor house, but the house was demolished in 1968 and its grounds became the public park. The largest park in the Borough. It has been awarded a Green Flag for the last 12 years. The park hosts a large number of events throughout the year including the annual Hemlock Happening, fun fairs, arts and sports events.
4.93km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
The Hemlock Stone or Himlack Stone is an inselberg on Stapleford Hill at Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England. This Stone is an outcrop of New Red Sandstone, deposited more than 200 million years ago in the Triassic Period. Approximately 28 feet high, it is formed of a layer of Nottingham Castle Sandstone overlying a layer of Lenton Sandstone.
Framework Knitters Museum
5.61km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
A unique collection of restored cottages and workshops arranged around a garden courtyard. Walk round to see how a local Victorian community lived and worked, watch live demonstrations of their machines, try your hand at knitting on a 19th-century sock machine, see a collection of hosiery spanning 200 years, perhaps watch a short film, and then relax with a cup of tea.
Ruddington Village Museum
5.64km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
Ruddington Village Museum was founded in 1968. It explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate Ruddington’s shops of yesteryear. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and a lot of peoples visits this place every year
Rushcliffe Country Park
6.13km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
Explore over 200 acres of cycling and walking trails in this popular country park near Nottingham. In the park you will find wildflower meadows, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas. There is also a 2 hectare lake where you can see mute swans, great crested grebes and various duck species. Also look out for skylarks, finches, cuckoos, kestrels, sparrow hawks, reed buntings, reed warblers and sedge warblers.
GCRN - Great Central Railway (Nottingham)
6.17km from Attenborough Nature Reserve
The Great Central Railway - Nottingham offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. Journeys begin at Ruddington, just south of Nottingham, and continue through to East Leake and Loughborough. The GCRN's facilities at Ruddington include a Model Railway, Miniature Railways, a Heritage Transport Collection and railway workshop with full engineering facilities, as well as a children’s play area, cafe and gif
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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.