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Ogston Reservoir

Type:Reservoir

Quarry Lane
Woolley Moor
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 6FN
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Ogston Reservoir in the distance

About

Ogston Reservoir is owned and managed by Severn Trent Water and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Apart from the Reservoir there is a variety of other habitats including farmland and woodland, boasting many species of birds, including spring and autumn passage migrants. It has gained a reputation as one of the premier inland sites in the country to watch and record gull's at roost during the winter months. There is a public hide overlooking the Reservoir in the West Bank Car Park.

Ogston Bird Club

Ogston is one of the largest bird clubs in Briatin with over 1,000 members. The Club was founded in the 1960s and sends extensive records of sightings to the British Trust for Ornithology.

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Guide Prices

Admission free

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* Open all day every day

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Chesterfield
Take the A61 South, through Clay Cross and into Stretton, Turn right at the White Bear Pub. Follow road for approx ¾ mile. Turn left (signposted Tansley B6014, Matlock (A615). Follow road for approx 1 mile then turn left into Quarry Lane. Follow road to the left, hugging the reservoir, past the Sailing Club and into the West Bank Car Park.

From Alfreton
Take the A61 North, through Higham and as you enter Stretton, turn left at the White Bear Pub. Follow road for approx ¾ mile. Turn left (signposted Tansley B6014, Matlock (A615). Follow road for approx 1 mile then turn left into Quarry Lane. Follow road to the left, hugging the reservoir, past the Sailing Club and into the West Bank Car Park.

The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, which is 8 miles away.

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