Wonderful on Tap

leaves and trees
Experience water
Explore the ancient woodlands and wildlife at the Linacre Reservoirs

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

All of our Severn Trent visitor sites are now closed to the public to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

It’s really important to us that we protect the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors. Following the government guidelines, we urge everyone to stay local, keep at least two metres apart and not to travel.

We’ll let you know if anything changes, but in the meantime stay safe everyone. 

Linacre reservoirs

Activities

There are lots of activities you can take part in at Linacre, including cycling and walking. You can download a map of the routes and trails around the site to help plan your visit.

 

 

Facilities

A little about Linacre Reservoirs

Some history and the site today

  • 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.
  • The natural beauty of the sites is preserved by maintaining the habitats that can be found here and enhancing the facilities to ensure the Linacre Reservoirs remain a beautiful, wild and accessible site.
  • Nuthatches, flycatchers and woodpeckers can be seen and heard as they flit among the canopy. Kingfishers and mandarin ducks can be spotted around the water's edge.