Linacre Reservoir
Linacre Reservoir
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The historic Linacre Reservoirs provide the perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing day out. A network of trails and footpaths crisscross the valley. Visitors can explore ancient beech and oak woodlands or follow the course of the Holme Brook as it cascades down the valley. The peaceful setting means the site abounds with wildlife. Nuthatches, flycatchers and woodpeckers can be seen and heard as they flit among the canopy and kingfishers and mandarin ducks can be spotted around the waters edge. The site is accessible all year round. Car parking There are three small car parks along the main entrance road to the Linacre Reservoirs. Car parking at Linacre costs £1.00 for up to two hours and £2.50 for the day. An annual parking permit for up to two cars costs £25.00.
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Tom B
Chesterfield, UK531 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Now this is a country walk so its not flat neither is it a hill walking hike. Its 4 km. Round all three lakes but by crossing the dams you can easily split it into a shorter walk. There are toilets between middle and lower lakes.
Parking is pay and display.
There are plenty of birds and squirrels to see and last summer we saw a grass snake.
There are information boards explaining some of Linacres history here and there.
Take a picnic on a nice day.
Written January 18, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really please that you enjoyed your walk around the reservoir it is a beautiful spot. Thank you for your comments and your support it is really appreciated.
Written January 21, 2022
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TomMorris1986
Barton Seagrave, UK75 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Came upon this gem whilst visiting the area. It is a great place for walking and relaxing. There are different walks, a one way system, toilets and so much space to enjoy this. It is so quiet you can hear the water trickling and allows you to walk right next to all 3 reservoirs. Only cost is parking, £1.50 for 2 hours or £3.00 for all day (we would recommend all day). You can walk to the pub in the next village from the reservoirs.
Written August 14, 2020
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK1,036 contributions
Apr 2021
We enjoyed a welcome return for a relaxing walk around the three reservoirs through the trees and beside the water. Lovely to see several mandarin ducks and delighted to see a family of moorhens with three chicks right beside the path by the water's edge. After a few photographs we witnessed a fight when a marauding coot launched an attack with his eye on the chicks, but the parents defended well and the babies were spared. We finished off with a picnic at the site near the car park overlooking the lake, soaking up the sun and appreciating the beauty.
Written May 5, 2021
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Dembot
Cambridge, UK54 contributions
Oct 2020
A lovely walk around the Linacre Reservoir, a fairly long walk so make sure you wear good footwear. Very peaceful place and would recommend to friends and family. Car parking is near and is fairly priced.
Written October 10, 2020
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Ged Connolly-Thompson
Chesterfield, UK451 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The 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 nice to be back.
The parking machine was out of order which saved us a couple of quid, but the ice cream truck sitting in the car park soon took care of that.

Lovely scenery, not too busy despite car parks being relatively full. People social distancing and passing with care. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours taking in the views.
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit to Linacre and appreciate your support. Thanks
Written June 11, 2021
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helbax
Lichfield277 contributions
Jan 2022
Our 2nd time visiting Linacre. 3 families getting together from West Yorks, Sheffield & Staffordshire. Superb spot for a walk including dogs, a chat & a catch up. Relatively easy walk around the 3 levels through woods, the boardwalk at the top. Think it's just under 3 miles for a full circuit. Picnic benches here & there. Plenty of parking for a small charge. Love it here!
Written January 25, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your walk with friends around the reservoir, it is a lovely area to get out into the countryside. Your support and feedback is greatly appreciated.
Written January 26, 2022
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Pat M
Chesterfield, UK40 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Visited with my sister in law on a gorgeous Autumn afternoon. Though the car park was busy. The area is so large that it never feels crowded.
When I visited a few weeks ago there was a one way system in operation. The notices have been taken down. This is a pity as the boardwalk is narrow and passing can be difficult.
Written November 28, 2020
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A little woman in a big world 🗺
Derby, UK559 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Ideal little walk if you’ve got a little one. This was our first time in the area walking. Usually we bike around the peaks.
We walked about 3 miles around all three reservoirs today.
Most of the paths were good under foot and there were plenty of view points of the water.
It’s a mixture of flat pathways and hills which is signposted and easy to follow.
We had a five year old who’s not that keen to n walking and a dog that will walk till his legs fall off and they both enjoyed it.
I can imagine in the summer it’s beautiful to walk around.
Parking is about £1.50 for a few hours and there is a toilet on the lower res.
There are plenty of pubs and n the surrounding area if you fancy a bit to eat after a nice walk.
Written December 29, 2019
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Caroline S
United Kingdom79 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
I went with my dogs and noticed they now have a ticket machine in the car park. I know they have done some new work up there but I think it's disgusting you should have to pay to walk your dogs. I won't be going there again and I know it won't just be me.
Written December 10, 2013
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Julio w
Derbyshire, UK19 contributions
Feb 2020
Lovely place to visit and walk the dog. Beautiful views over the reservoirs . Would recommend. Been told to say a bit more so a bit more
Written August 10, 2020
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