Our Visitor Sites

Tittesworth Water

Situated near to Leek, on the edge of the spectacular Peak District National Park, Tittesworth offers plenty of activities for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

How to find us

ST13 8SW

The site is open every day except Christmas Day.

The opening hours of the visitor centre are:

Apr - Sept

Feb, March, Oct

Nov, Dec, Jan

Car park opening times

1 February to 31 March

7am to 6pm

1 April- 30 April

7am to 8pm

1 May- 31 August

7am to 9pm

1 September 30 September

7am to 8pm

1 October- 31 October

7am to 7pm

1 November- 31 January-

7am to 5pm

Car park charges are as follows:

Cash and card payments accepted

Up to 2 hours
2 - 4 hours £5.50
All day £7

Parking charges apply for blue badge holders.

All six parking machines now take contactless card payments, but there are three that can also take 'chip and pin' card or cash payments; one next to the visitor centre, one next to the play area, and one in the waterside car park.

You can also buy an annual parking pass for £37, or a multisite parking permit for £60. Please call 0330 6780 701 for further information or arrange a call back online to buy your parking pass.

Some of the stretches around Tittesworth Water are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. You can view our accessibility guide for more information.         

Tramper scooters can also be hired for free. Please email tittesworthwater@severntrent.co.uk to check availability. Scooters must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance.                  

At Tittesworth 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 Tittesworth

  • Tittesworth was first constructed as early as 1858 and the visitor centre was built in 1998.
  • The water from Tittesworth supplies homes and businesses in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent and Leek.
  • It pumps on average 28 million litres of water a day and has the capacity to provide up to 45 million litres a day.
  • Waterflows into Tittesworth from the Upper River Churnet. Most of the water comes from winter floods and the reservoir acts as a huge storage tank, taking water in and out when needed.