Wonderful on Tap
Foremark Reservoir is a 230 acre nature reserve ideal for walking, fishing and sailing.
This visitor site is open
Following Government guidelines, restrictions in England have now been lifted.
Our visitor sites are open and ready to welcome visitors.
Mask wearing is no longer manadatory, however if you wish to wear a mask in areas that may be busy such as toilets, you are welcome to do so.
It’s really important to protect the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, local communities and our teams, so we urge everyone to remember the following:
Our sites are likely to be very busy and we may have to close our car parks when we reach capacity, so please be prepared to turn around and visit another time.
Respect our site and neighbours by taking home your litter, or using a bin on site if you can't, and do not park in local communities if the car park is full.
Our team have also created a sensory guide for visitors with cognitive disabilities.
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.