Are you looking for the perfect location to capture stunning footage? Our portfolio ranges from awe-inspiring dams and spectacular reservoirs to woodlands blooming with wildflowers and wildlife. 

We provide a friendly and professional approach for commercial filming and photography across the Midlands and Wales, catering to both small productions and large-scale filming requirements. Featuring in multiple award-winning films and TV series, our stunning locations are the perfect place to create and capture beautiful visuals. 

Severn Trent has the perfect backdrop for your project. 

July to August are our busiest times for visitors so this can affect the approval of a filming application dependant on the size of production, location, parking and ecological considerations. 

Carsington Water is in Derbyshire Dales District Council area, Derbyshire and within 30 miles of Derby and Nottingham.

Carsington Water is the perfect setting for filming your next project, bursting with wildlife, picturesque woodlands and spectacular views. The reservoir is surrounded by an accessible 12 km/7.5 mile round track through varied landscapes with unique viewpoints including the iconic draw off tower and Stone Island. Carsington offers versatility, popular with tourists for cycling, sailing, horse riding and fishing. 

Carsington Water has a combined car parking capacity of 755 spaces and space to cater for large productions. There are areas of additional flat space available to house a location base and park a variety of film trucks. The perfect setting for practically any filming project, Carsington Water is sure to give your production that unique landscape.


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Draycote Water is in Draycote, Warwickshire and within 30 miles of Coventry. London to Draycote Water is just 2.5 hours away by car.

The ideal setting for your filming venture starts at Draycote Water. With 240 hectares (593 acres) of land, stunning views, and a wide range of wildlife. A 8 km/5 mile circular path surrounds the water, allowing you to film the reservoir from all sides*.

Draycote Water has a car parking capacity of 400 spaces. The ideal location for almost any filmmaking project, Draycote Water is sure to add that extra special touch to your production.

*Currently circular route is partially closed; we are doing work to allow us to lower the reservoir water level quickly and safely in case of an emergency.


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Tittesworth Water is in Staffordshire Moorlands District Council area, Staffordshire and within 35 miles of Sheffield, Manchester, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.

On the edge of the spectacular Peak District National Park, our 190-acre reservoir will leave you in awe with its stunning views of the Roaches and abundance of woodland and natural wildlife surrounding the water. The beautiful River Churnet travels through the reservoir before continuing its journey south where it joins the River Dove. The longest trail around the reservoir is 7.5 km/4.5 miles long, offering plenty of great viewpoints of the reservoir and dam.

Tittesworth has a car parking capacity of 285 spaces. There are areas of additional flat space available to house a location base and park a variety of film trucks. With the ideal scenic environment for filming, Tittesworth is sure to give your production that extra special touch.


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Upper Derwent Valley is in High Peak Borough Council area, Derbyshire and within 30 miles of Manchester and Sheffield.

Step into a world of beauty, adventure and cinematic wonder with Upper Derwent Valley. Famous for the flooded tin town submerged underwater, and overflowing dams and plugholes, this special filmmaking experience is something you won’t want to miss. In the heart of the stunning Peak District National Park, the Derwent, Howden, and Ladybower Reservoirs are steeped in history, once the training site for the famous Dambusters squadron, inspiring the 1955 movie filmed here. The trail circuit of Derwent and Howden reservoir is 16 km/10 miles long providing multiple perspectives and spectacular views. The location has routes for cars and trucks on either side of the reservoirs that create easy access to various points on site.

Upper Derwent Valley has a combined car parking capacity of 300 spaces. This distinctive landscape provides your film with an awe inspiring backdrop.


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Linacre Water is on the edge of Chesterfield, Derbyshire and within 30 miles of Sheffield and Nottingham.

Linacre Water has a network of trails and footpaths to explore. Ancient beech and oak woodlands cover the course of the Holme Brook as it cascades down the valley across three unique separate reservoirs linked together.

Scenic paths, that are easily accessed by vehicles for filming, wind through the woodland. A circular path runs around all the reservoirs with a track across the dams.

Linacre Water has a car parking capacity of 50 spaces. The unique landscape provides a collection of settings for your next filming project.


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Shustoke Water is on the edge of Birmingham, within 15 miles of the city centre.

Discover the quaint reservoir in Coleshill, Warwickshire. Explore the grass footpath tracing the water's edge, surrounded by enchanting woodlands and blooming wildflowers in the spring.

Shustoke Water has a car parking capacity of 40 spaces. This grass circular route around the reservoir creates a calming environment for your next filming project.


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Ogston Water is on the edge of the Peak District within 30 miles of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), this would attract small-scale, low-impact filming productions. Beyond the reservoir, the area encompasses diverse habitats and supports a rich array of bird species, including migratory birds in spring and autumn. It is a great place to observe gull roosts during the winter. A public hide is situated at the West Bank Car Park, offering a vantage point overlooking the reservoir.

Ogston Water has a car parking capacity of 80 spaces.


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Thornton Water is 10 miles West of Leicester and within 30 miles of Derby and Nottingham.

A peaceful and picturesque location that offers a network of trails and footpaths around the reservoir and through the neighbouring woodland areas. There are also links with longer trails including the Leicester Round and various other public footpaths.

Thornton Water has a car parking capacity of 30 spaces.


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Set in the tranquil Nottinghamshire countryside and regarded as the finest surviving Victorian water pumping station in England. Papplewick Pumping Station is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and continues today as a location for film and photography, a wedding venue and an accredited museum. Built in Gothic Revival style architecture, Papplewick is unique in retaining all of its original features including its six hand fired Lancashire boilers and two James Watt beam engines that once lifted fresh water 200 feet out of the ground for the people of Nottingham. The pumping station is renowned for its highly decorated interior and for retaining its original brick vaulted reservoir, located a short distance away upon a hillside. Both locations can be hired for filming or photography and, if requested, the engines can be steamed (additional fees apply).

*Please note, Papplewick Pumping Station follow their own filming policy, which can be viewed here.

To make a filming application, please contact the museum office


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Trimpley Water is 25 miles South West of Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

This quiet reservoir and settling pool sit above the free flowing River Severn at Trimpley Water. The Severn Valley Railway passes between the woodland to the north and the reservoir to the south, which can provide an unusual contrast for filming. There are areas for angling, wildlife watching, and walking with a public footpath between the reservoir and Eymore Wood.

Trimpley Water has a car parking capacity of 30 spaces.


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Filming application

Our locations offer a wide range of remarkable spaces for your next filming project. You will need to make an application for filming permission for any filming, drone use or photography on our sites.

To make a filming application, please fill out the filming application form and return this to

Please ensure you have read and understood our filming policy before applying.

We assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Partnered with Creative England

We are proud to be a Filming in England Partner, welcoming filming to our visitor sites and ensuring cooperation and commitment to assist Film and TV drama productions.

The Filming in England Partnership exists to connect different organisations across England, outside of London, in order to create a film-friendly environment.