Nature reserve

While quarrying continues at our Attenborough site, earlier phases have been restored to become a popular nature reserve that has achieved national Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.
 

(Map courtesy Attenborough Nature Centre - click on map for enlarged version)

Nature reserve

While quarrying continues at our Attenborough site, earlier phases have been restored to become a popular nature reserve that has achieved national Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.

The 145-hectare mosaic of habitats is now home to a legion of wildlife and much loved by thousands of people from a wide surrounding area who also enjoy its community and educational facilities.

Opened in 1966, the reserve has made huge strides forward in more recent years as we and our partners (including the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Broxtowe Borough Council)  have pursued a programme of further development that has released its exceptional potential. This has included litter clearance, disabled access improvements and advances in habitat provision plus improvement footpaths, car parks and access.

A major enhancement has been provided by the the creation of an award-winning, energy efficient and eco-friendly visitor centre, which opened in 2005. The centre provides has a wide range of facilities including educational programmes, catering and meeting and conference rooms.

The partnership team has now been extended to include English Nature, the Countryside Agency, Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment Agency and many individuals.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.


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