Aldborough Hall Nature Reserve
This nature reserve was created as a result of gravel excavation. The sand and gravel excavated to the rear of the Dick Turpin was found to be polluted and had to be returned.
In 2007 a planning application to vary the restoration conditions following gravel extraction at Aldborough Hall Farm to restore the land predominantly to nature conservation was approved. Excavation came to an end in 2011 – taking much longer than originally envisaged.