I recently visited Attenborough Nature Reserve for the first time in years as I was in need of a change of scene. Run by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust it covers 205 hectares of lakes, wetland, grassland and scrub. There are several walks around the reserve – on this occasion we did the Tufted Duck Nature Trail which took us past some of the lakes as well as through areas of grassland.Continue reading
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The Museum of Timekeeping is in the Grade II* Upton Hall in Nottinghamshire, the home of the British Horological Institute. It’s been somewhere I’ve meant to visit for a while and I finally managed it in September before it closed for the season (it has very limited opening hours between May – September). It’s a working museum with lots of clocks, watches and other devices ticking away as you make your way around.
We enjoyed our first trip to Wicken Fen so much that we decided to make a return trip. It is one of the first properties that the National Trust took on, in 1899, and is host to over 9,000 species of wildlife.
As in my previous post on the subject here, back in September we travelled to Clumber Park, former country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle and purchased by the National Trust in 1946. After visiting the Chapel we went on a walk around the lake and into the woods. The grounds actually encompass more than 3,800 acres with a camp site and the facility to hire bikes as well as the usual gift shop and cafe. (I’d highly recommend the lemon cake!)