Linacre Reservoirs

A Tufted Duck at Linacre Reservoirs

When exploring this wonderful site it is easy to forget that Chesterfield is only a few miles away.

Where to start at Linacre Reservoirs

The information board near the ranger base is a good place to start. It shows a map of the site, with footpaths, bridleways and bike trials around the site.

This 200-acre site consists of three small reservoirs and attractive woodlands. The reservoirs provide a peaceful place for a family walk. You can enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching and picnicking.

Please note, parking charges now apply in all car parks on site.

What is there to see

  • Spring - the woods around the reservoirs are carpeted with bluebells and other wild flowers

  • Summer - enjoy the shade as the woodland is in leaf, take a peaceful walk along the woodland paths keeping a look out for the hidden carvings and sculptures

  • Autumn - discover the amazing variety of fungi in the woodlands. Can you find a fly agaric or charcoal burner?

  • Winter months - look out for visiting migrating birds such as the tufted duck.

Throughout the year there are a number of events at Linacre for the whole family to enjoy.

Find us

Linacre Valley and Reservoirs
Linacre Valley Ranger Office
Linacre Reservoirs
S42 7JW

Tel: 01246 567049

Find us from Cutthorpe, off the B6050.

The ranger base is not staffed full time, so for further information please contact Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on 01629 533020 or email

Linacre Reservoirs is a Severn Trent owned site, managed in partnership with our countryside service.

Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailNo
  • Picnic areaYes
  • Woodland with public accessYes
  • Wildlife areaNo
  • MuseumNo
  • Light refreshmentsNo
  • ParkingYes
  • ToiletsYes
  • Easy access for allYes
  • On-site informationYes
  • Camping/Caravan siteNo
  • Children's play areaNo
  • GardensNo
  • Nature trailNo
  • Events areaNo
  • Cycle pathYes

Contact details

Call Derbyshire 08 456 058 058

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