Our Visitor Sites

Working with the National Trust

We are working with the National Trust to improve the environment and visitor experience at Foremark.

Foremark Reservoir

Foremark Reservoir is a 230 acre nature reservoir managed in partnership by Severn Trent and The National Trust. 

The National Trust are running the sites day-to-day visitor site experience, land conservation and exciting projects.


Milton, Derbyshire, DE65 6EG


For enquiries about Staunton Harold or Foremark please contact the National Trust on foremarkandstaunton@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Or you can call the National Trust on: 01332 863 822.

Questions relating to our other visitor sites can be sent to Severn Trent on VisitorSites@severntrent.co.uk.


Other information

For any other information, please visit nationaltrust.org.uk/foremark

A little about Foremark Reservoir

Why was the reservoir created here?

The reservoir was built in the early 1970’s to support Leicester’s water demand.

What is the reservoirs role in the water supply network?

Foremark is a vital link in the water supply network for the East Midlands. From the bottom of the draw-off tower, the raw water, as it is called before cleaning, is pumped to Staunton Harold Reservoir four miles away for conversion into drinking water at Melbourne Treatment Works.

Wildlife at Foremark

Foremark's environment supports a rich diversity of wildlife with over 200 species of birds, 27 species of butterflies and 300 species of moths recorded on site.