Tittesworth water promises to be a treat this autumn

26th October 2016

This Autumn, Severn Trent rangers are encouraging people to head down to Tittesworth Water and make the most of the Staffordshire reservoir as this beautiful season starts to take hold.

Site supervisor, Sarah Gould says: “Tittesworth during autumn is a real treat, visitors can take a walk around the site and watch as the leaves are transformed to red, yellow and orange; on a sunny day this would be a photographer’s dream.

“Autumn is also a great time for some bird and wildlife watching, so we’ve got two hides available where you can spot some Lapwing, Snipe and  Goosander. A Kittiwake has been with us for a few weeks, and we were visited by 17 Whooper Swans as they were passing through. This time of year we also start to see lots of fungi, and a variety of species can be found throughout the woodlands and meadows, including Fly Agaric, Shaggy Ink Caps, and Wax Caps such as Pink Ballerina.”

Tittesworth reservoir was built in 1858 and is filled with water from the River Churnet, with the water used to provide homes and businesses in parts of Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Leek after treatment.

“Families can come here and have a great day out, to help keep the kids busy we have a large play area including sand pit and visitor centre. Along with plenty of idyllic spots for a picnic with the Peak District acting as a beautiful back drop, your day will be full of things to do and see. We also regularly have events that are fun for all to get involved with,” said Sarah.

Tittesworth Water is holding a Halloween Half-Term Trail (22– 30 October) at £1.75 to enter and every entry wins a prize and water sports are also available during half term.

Sarah said: “We’re making some improvements to the site at the moment, the path along the dam will be closed during weekdays only up until the 18 November, but will be open during half-term and weekends. We’re also building two small bridges on the site which will mean from 31 October to 11 November the path will be closed from the water sports centre to the causeway, including the weekend of 5 and 6 November. We’ll have all this information on our Twitter and Facebook pages, there’s still plenty to see and do here even with the path closures. These improvements will mean that everyone can enjoy Tittesworth even more than they already do!”

Tittesworth Water rangers keep visitors up-to-date with activities on their STWTittesworth Facebook page and @STWTittesworth Twitter profile. Simply follow or like the page and join the conversation.