Attenborough Nature Reserve, Saturday, 24th November


attenborough-nature-centreFollowing more than a year of successful photo-outings of the Nikon Owner North Midlands Group, organized by Pat and Mike Clarke, everyone is warmly invited to the next meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 24th November. Attendees are invited to a photographic walk in the Attenborough Nature Reserve, which is well-known for its abundance of wildfowl and other birds.


Situated within easy reach of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester and other locations in the Midlands, the Attenborough Nature Reserve has been described as providing a “lifeline to the natural world”. The Nature Reserve itself is a stunning complex of flooded former gravel pits and islands and provides 360 acres of exceptional habitat for a wide range of plants, birds and other wildlife. The Reserve has been nationally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the award-winning Nature Centre is an ideal gateway to this natural haven, surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful surroundings. You are most welcome to attend the photo-outing by yourself or with other family members, no matter where you live in the UK.

Meeting Place:

The Nature Reserve Car Park at the bottom of Barton Lane, Attenborough.


Time to meet:

10.00 – 10.30 a.m. for refreshments in the Attenborough Nature Centre adjacent to the car park. As usual, you may find it useful to bring a tripod. Sturdy shoes or wellingtons are also advised in case of muddy paths.

You are most welcome to attend this photo excursion by yourself or together with other family members, no matter where you live in the UK.

Booking – IMPORTANT:

Would you kindly book for a place on the photo-outing via the Nikon Owner interactive message board, clicking onto the link below:

I would appreciate it if you would also log your interest in attending with me, Gillian Greenwood, by emailing me on with your full name, subscription number, daytime and mobile phone numbers.


The postcode of the car park for the nature reserve at the bottom of Barton Lane, Attenborough, is NG9 6DY.


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It can be approached from Nottingham ringroad (A52) via the A6005 signposted Beeston/Long Eaton, continuing about 3 miles to the Chilwell Retail Park. Shortly after the traffic lights at Attenborough Lane, look out for a crossroads with traffic lights with Porcelanosa on the left and the Cornmill public house on the right. Take the left turn at Porcelanosa and carry straight on at the island down Barton Lane.

Alternatively, it can be approached from the M1, junction 25, taking the A52 towards Nottingham, then a right turn at the first roundabout, signposted Toton/Long Eaton, straight on through the first set of traffic lights to the T-junction, then a left turn on to the A6005, signposted Nottingham, and shortly afterwards you will reach the crossroads with Porcelanosa on the right and the Cornmill on the left hand side of the road. Take the right turn and continue across the island on to Barton Lane. Again, a distance of some 3 miles.

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood

Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: The various organisers of these events and photo-outings together with Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these meetings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such meeting will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of joining any of the group events. Some of the outings can be expected to involve travel by foot while photographing in the various locations. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety and the safety of their possessions and equipment at all times and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.



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