Staunton Harold is a 163-acre countryside space, while the reservoir itself is 210 acres. At this hidden gem you'll discover wildflower meadows, woodland habitat, industrial archaeology and nature reserves, along with spectacular views across open water.
Owned by Severn Trent and cared for in partnership with the National Trust, the reservoir at Staunton Harold has played an important part in the water supply network since its creation in 1964. The flooding of the valley for the development of the reservoir included the largest of Calke Abbey’s six ponds.
Today the reservoir contains a rich diversity of wildlife, while the Tower Windmill dominates the skyline. Enjoyed by families, walkers and nature enthusiasts alike, there are many walking trails including a route to neighbouring Calke Abbey, as well as space for family fun and picnics.
Please note: opening times change during the winter months. Please check the website for up to date opening days and times.