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Nature Reserve, free entry

Carvers Rocks

Carvers Rocks

Carvers Rocks


Severn Trent Water

01332 865081


DE65 6EG


Carvers Rocks, at the southern tip of the Foremark Reservoir, is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and is a scheduled Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geology and plants. Access to the SSSI is restricted to the paths through the woddland.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening Details

Open all the time

Apr-Oct (daily), 7am-dusk. Nov-Mar (daily), 9am-4pm


Free entry

Car parking charges apply.



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Map reference: SK 337246  Lat: 52.81833 Long: -1.50064

Exit A50 at Junction 3 onto the A514 (heading towards East Midlands Airport and Swarkestone) continuing on this road until you reach Ticknall (towards Swadlincote). (*). As you leave Ticknall turn right (on a left hand bend) towards Milton (Brown Tourism sign to Foremark). The entrance to Foremark Reservoir is about 1 mile down this road on the left hand side. Anyone interested in Fishing or Sailing should continue on about another half mile to a second entrance, again on the left, and follow the access road to the fishing lodge/sailing club (Conservation area - no general public access). From A42 Junction 13 (Ashby de la Zouch) at roundabout, take 1st exit (if travelling from south-4th from north). Go straight across at next roundabout, up over a hill and turn right at next roundabout (B5006 towards Smisby and Ticknall). Turn left at this junction and follow directions above from (*) . From M1 junction 23a (northbound) or 24 (southbound) follow signs for A453 East Midlands Airport and Donington Park Raceway. You will go round a roundabout with a Motorway Service Station on, then straight across 2 roundabouts and 2 sets of traffic lights (airport on right hand side). Continue along this road until you come to a T Junction in Melbourne. Turn left and follow the road through the village. As you leave the village there is a white pub on the right hand side, immediately after this pub turn right towards Ticknall. Follow this road until you come to a T Junction in Ticknall. Turn left and follow directions from (*).

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access