AboutThere are 3 reservoirs at Linacre, built between 1855 and 1904 and, between them, they hold more than 240 million gallons of water. The reservoirs are surrounded by fields and bluebell woods.
There are several trails around the Reservoirs. The paths are well edged and you can make up any length of walk you like. Part of the trail around the Upper Reservoir crosses the water on a boardwalk - parents with children should take care as it has no railing.
In spring, the woods around the Reservoirs are carpeted with bluebells and they were, at one time, coppiced - information boards explain how coppicing worked. You can find many oak trees, along with beech, alder (which likes to keep its feet wet), larch and pine. Conifers are often planted next to reservoirs for two reasons. They keep away farm animals which might pollute the water and, after a few years, they can be sold for timber.
Parking fees apply.
Admission free, car parking charges apply
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge - £1.50 for up to 2 hours or £3 for the whole day
- Dogs Accepted
- Public toilets
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||Open|
* Open all day every day
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good106
- GedCTChesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGentle Bank Holliday strollMonday, 31st May 2021The Bank Holiday sun was irresistible and we hoped to avoid crowds at the coast by staying local. Having previously been regular visits, we hadn’t been here for some time due to lockdown and it was... Read full review
- Dean-Kay-9-2-4-Fantastic Place for families and Dog Walkers!Monday, 7th June 2021Linacre Reservoir is a large wooded area that is perfect for any dog walkers or families wanting to go exploring or for a picnic. I have been to Linacre from being a very young child to an adult and... Read full review
- MICK0950Hinckley, United KingdomLovely summer walkSaturday, 12th June 2021A lovely place for peaceful walks , especially as the car park machines were not operating. The paths were well kept and it was very relaxing to walk through the trees. Read full review
Map & Directions
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round roundabout and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Go straight on at all mini roundabouts. At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End and take left turn signposted Cutthorpe (B6050). Follow road through village, passing Three Merry Lads pub and the Peacock pub. Take next left after passing Cutthorpe School on right and follow road to car park.
Take A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 3rd exit (A617), then follow route from North/South.
Take A619 to Chesterfield. Pass Brookfield Community School on left and, at traffic lights, turn left onto Storrs Road. Follow road to end and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit. Take next right (Slack Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At traffic lights select left lane and turn left. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End, then follow route from North/South.
Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterield station is 4 miles away.
Public Transport Directions
Chesterfield train station 4 miles
Bus number 16/16A (7 per day, 2 per day on Sundays)
The bus only goes to the entrance to Linacre Reservoirs and it is a walk of over ½ mile down to the reseroirs.