Staunton Harold Reservoir

Staunton Harold Reservoir
Near Melbourne, Derbyshire

Average time spent – 1-2+ hours.

Things to do at Staunton Harold Reservoir review

Staunton Harold Reservoir is a large reservoir managed by Severn Trent Water between Ticknall and Melbourne in Derbyshire (with a small part of the southern shore in Leicestershire). There is an abundance of wildlife at the reservoir and various activities on offer.

You can enjoy a walk around the 210-acre reservoir where there are plenty of ducks and geese so make sure you take some bird-friendly food for them. There is a relatively large waterside play area. Walks range in length and families will appreciate the shorter Snowdrop trail and the Wildflower walk. Longer walks are also available with longer trails to Foremark Reservoir, Calke Abbey and various public footpaths.

There is a sailing club on the reservoir with sailing activities, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing. Other activities include fishing and bird watching.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

Important Information Staunton Harold Reservoir

Eating – There is a National Trust cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic.

Facilities in brief – Large reservoir with a variety of walks, play area, watersports, fishing and bird watching. There are toilets and a cafe.

Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. Staunton Harold Reservoir is free to visit. Some activities will have a charge.

Parking: There is a charge to park. All day parking is £3 in the main car park.

Opening: Staunton Harold Reservoir is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Information on accessibility

Address: Calke Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8DN, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01332 865081

Category – Reservoir – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

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