Seven miles from home we have Attenborough Nature Reserve A complex of flooded gravel pits and islands covers over 140 hectares and provides an ideal habitat for a wide range of plants, birds and other wildlife. The reserve was established in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough. (It wasn’t named after him the village next to the Reserve his called Attenborough). The reserve comprises a series of disused gravel pits. This has produced a habitat for a wide range of aquatic and waterside habitats.