On The Waters Edge - Day Walk
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Attenborough Nature Reseve is abundant with birdlife and is an important wintering site for many wildfowl, including shovelers, wigeon, goldeneyes and teal. Along the walk there are many secluded hides, where identification charts can be found.
Further information can be found at the Nature Centre opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2005. We'll be stopping for lunch here, where there's a terrace overlooking the wildlife rich lakes. This is a favourite route of mine and it's wonderful to walk at any time of the year.
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What to bring
I always prefer comfortable hiking boots, but you might get away with a pair of good trainers on this walk. The terrain can be muddy along this route, so at least wear footwear that provides enough grip.
Of course, dress for the weather, layers is better (fleece and separate waterproof overcoat) and will allow you to more easily regulate your temperature. If we get lucky with the weather please ensure you pack your sunglasses and sunscreen, it might also be the perfect opportunity to show us your legs.
Food & drink
You can bring a packed lunch, but we'll be stopping for lunch at the cafe inside the Attenborough Nature Centre which serves a small but decent range of snacks and light refreshments.
At the end of the walk there will be oportunity to stop for a drink at either The Steamboat or Trent Lock pubs (which is also the start of the walk).
You should bring along enough fluids for the walk itself.