Dimminsdale Nature Reserve
Staunton Harold Visitor Centre
Calke Road, Melbourne
AboutFebruary is the time to see the annual spectacular display of Snowdrops in bloom at this Nature Reserve, by Staunton Harold Reservoir. Dimminsdale is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Besides the Snowdrops, there are plenty of different species of flora and fauna to spot including hares, green woodpeckers, sheep's fescue, heath grass, heath bedstraw. Everyone is invited to see the display. Visitors should be careful to keep to the paths as there are several old mine shafts on the reserve.
Map & Directions
Take the B587, north from the A42 Ashby junction. Follow the road for 2 km past Staunton Harold Hall, take the first left towards Calke and park in the picnic area car park, which is on the left just before reaching the reservoir. The entrance to Dimminsdale is on the roadside about 50m before bridge over the reservoir.