Wonderful on Tap
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
This visitor site is open with restrictions in place
This site is now open - there are extra measures in place to protect your wellbeing and the safety of other visitors, the local community and our teams.
If you visit this site when it reopens, please observe social distancing, check opening times, follow any new measures we put in place, and stay local.
Do not travel long distances to visit the site.
All footpaths will be open
Limited toilet facilities are available but please expect to queue.
Your permit will automatically be renewed by 61 days, which is the time Foremark will have been closed for.
Car park is open but we advise not travelling too far to avoid disappointment.
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other visitors and staff
- Respect any instructions or signage - they're there to keep you safe
- Look after those with you - keep dogs on leads and children close by
- Maintain good hygiene and avoid touching hard surfaces
A little about Foremark Reservoir
Foremark is nearby to Staunton Harold Reservoir and National Trust's Calke Abbey
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.