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Attenborough Nature Reserve and the Trent Valley Way

A moderate walk (riverside) starting and finishing in Nottinghamshire, England, about 10.00km (6.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 8m (26ft)
Descent 6m (19ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 14m (45ft)
Attenborough Station
Long Eaton
Distance 10.00km
Duration ~2:45h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 24 Dec 2010
Attenborough Nature Reserve, just 10 minutes away from Nottingham city centre, provides a welcome breath of fresh air. The reserve is managed by the Wildlife Trust, and birdwatchers love it here - visit www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk for some of the species you may spot. The reserve and its surroundings are also perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. This route starts at Attenborough Station and passes through the reserve before joining the Trent Valley Way to Long Eaton.

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OS Grid SK517345
From the station, turn left and follow Attenborough Lane towards The Strand. At the junction, turn left along The Strand to the footpath at the end.
OS Grid SK524347
Follow the path heading north through the reserve. After about 200m, the path passes through some woodland.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
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The path veers east and joins the Trent Valley Way, which runs alongside the eastern side of the reserve.
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
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The path along the eastern side runs right next to the water and is the best place to spot some of the reserve's bird species.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
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Call in at the visitor centre to find out what has been spotted recently.
About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
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Rejoin the TVW heading southwest.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Stay on the TVW as it hugs the meanders on the river.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SK494309
Just beyond the railway, a footpath heads northwest past the golf course towards Long Eaton.
About 1.92 km (~1.19 miles) from
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Finish your walk in Long Eaton, from where there are trains and buses back home.
About 1.76 km (~1.09 miles) from

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