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Linacre Reservoirs Derbyshire

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Site Details

3 small reservoirs surrounded by mixed woodland situated to the west of Chesterfield. They are owned by Severn Trent Water. Goosander and Mandarin Duck are sometmes present in the winter. The woods hold the usual species such as Woodpeckers, Nuthatch and Treecreeper. The Top Reservoir lies in SK3272.

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Additional Site Details


Leave Chesterfield on the B6051 towards Barlow. Turn left on to the B6050 at Cutthorpe crossroads (signed Baslow) and continue for about 1 mile. The entrance is on the left at the bus turning sign (buses from Chesterfield serve here). Ignore the first car park on the left and park in the next car park further down the hill.


Open at all times.


Two car parks, both free.

Opening Times

No restrictions


Toilets at the northeast end of the Bottom Reservoir at SK338726.

Key Areas / Routes

There is a circular walk around the reservoirs and other paths through the woods.

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