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Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

This visitor site is open with restrictions in place

As the nation moves out of lockdown, all of our sites are in tier 3 areas so we have carefully followed the tier 3 Government guidelines to keep everyone safe.

This site is open, however there are extra measures in place to protect your wellbeing and the safety of other visitors, the local community and our teams.

When you visit, you must observe social distancing and follow any other measures we have in place.

The car park is open and charges apply as normal. Use the hand sanitiser provided next to each payment machine.

We're urging visitors to stay local. Do not travel long distances to visit the site.

Reopening restrictions

Toilets

Toilets are open. You must wear a face mask when you enter and follow instructions on signage about maximum capacity. You may have to queue to use the facilities safely.

Cafe

The cafe open for takeaways only. 10.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Play area

The play area is open, however please use the hand sanitiser stations before entering the play area and follow social distancing.

Car parks

The car park is open and charges apply as normal. Use the hand sanitiser provided next to each payment machine.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed with restrictions in place. Please check with Burton Mutual for more information.

Opening times

The usual dawn to dusk opening times are in place.

Rule of six

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

When inside cafes and visitor centres, you must stick to households or bubbles only.

Facemasks

You must wear a facemask to enter any building, including toilets.

  • 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

Parking permit extension

Your permit will automatically be renewed by 71 days, which is the length of time Staunton Harold was closed for.

Staunton Harold reservoir

Activities

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

 

 

Facilities

Visitor Site Memberships

Purchase a visitor site membership for all-year-round parking!

Learn about history of Stauton Harold

Learn about history of Stauton Harold

     Why was the reservoir created here?

     Staunton Harold Reservoir was created in 1964 by the River Dove Water Board to provide communities and businesses in Leicester and the East Midlands
with drinking water and is now owned and managed by Severn Trent. The reservoir was developed from one of six ponds on the neighbouring National Trust
Calke Abbey Estate, originally owned by the Harpur Crew family.

     What is Staunton Harold Reservoir’s role in the water supply network?

     The reservoir acts as a huge storage tank, taking water in and out when needed.
     Water from the reservoir is treated at Melbourne treatment works which is located on the shoreline of the reservoir, and was built in 1964.
After alterations completed in 1997, it became one of the most modern and efficient in Europe.
These days, more than 800,000 people in Leicester and the East Midlands benefit from the treatment works.

      Where does the water come from?

     
The water is pumped from the River Dove at Eggington.Water from Foremark Reservoir also flows into Staunton Harold before it is treated at
Melbourne treatment works.

      How deep and big is the reservoir?

     
The reservoir covers over 209 acres of land and is up to 80 feet deep, making this
       one of the largest reservoirs in Leicestershire. It has a capacity of 1,400
       million gallons (6,370 megalitres) of water.

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