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Walking Route, free entry

Foremark Reservoir

Foremark Reservoir

Foremark Reservoir

Contact

Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

01283 222848

Address

Milton,
Ticknall,
Derby,
DE65 6EG

Details

The 12.4 mile walk links the two largest reservoirs in The National Forest at Staunton Harold and Foremark in Derbyshire. Walking through the undulating upland of the Calke Uplands, there are superb views across the Trent Valley and beyond. Historic villages and parklands combine with new National Forest woodlands to create a truly varied experience. This leaflet can be used in conjunction with OS Explorer 245 (The National Forest) and Landranger number 128 (Derby and Burton upon Trent). This is one in a series of leaflets available to download from The National Forest website.

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

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted