Wonderful on Tap
Important notice about the dangers of swimming in our reservoirs
It's super hot outside and although it's tempting to cool off by taking a dip, we're reminding all our visitors to stay safe by keeping out of the water, across all our visitor sites.
On the surface they can look calm and steady but, underneath, the water is very deep with strong currents. Our reservoirs are purpose built for supplying water
and not for swimming or paddling.
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.