Wonderful on Tap

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

This visitor site is open with restrictions in place

Our visitor sites have reopened, but we're carefully following the latest government guidelines and rules.

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, observe social distancing, follow the rule of six, check opening times, follow any new measures we put in place, and stay local.

Do not travel long distances to visit the site.

Reopening restrictions

Footpaths

All footpaths are open.

Toilets

Limited toilet facilities are available.

Rule of six

Only meet in groups of six people or less when you visit.

  • 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

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.