Our Visitor Sites

Linacre Water

Explore the ancient woodlands and wildlife at the Linacre Reservoirs

How to find us

Woodnook Lane
S42 7JN

The site is accessible all year round.

The car parking charges are as follows:

  • £2 for up to two hours
  • £3.50 for the whole day

Parking charges apply for blue badge holders.

You can buy an annual parking pass for £32, or a multi-site parking permit for £60. Please call 0330 6780 701 for further information or request a call back online to buy a parking pass.

Some stretches of the paths are accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs.

At Linacre you're welcome to walk your furry friend.

Due to the nature and wildlife on site you will need to keep your dog on a lead at all times.


General information

A little bit about Linacre

  • Historically the three reservoirs supplied water to the nearby town of Chesterfield.
  • However, they became non-operational in 1995 and today they’re managed for visitors and wildlife and provide a popular local amenity.
  • Nuthatches, flycatchers and woodpeckers can be seen and heard as they flit among the canopy. Kingfishers and mandarin ducks can be spotted around the waters edge.