Wonderful on Tap
Explore the ancient woodlands and wildlife at the Linacre Reservoirs
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.
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.