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Staunton Harold Reservoir

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Calke Road, Melbourne DE73 8DN, England
+44 1332 865081
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Nice walk

We had a quick walk by Staunton Harold Reservoir via Caulke Abbey, with the recent dry weather the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ldgp14
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Picnic / Day Out with Friends

We went here for the park facilities and a picnic. Perfect! The park is great, there are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emmaburditt
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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Staunton Harold Reservoir near Melbourne, Derbyshire is in the heart of the growing National Forest and offers a range of attractive walks and leisure activities. The site is open every day from dawn until dusk apart from Christmas Day. Car parking Car parking is £2.50 per vehicle all day at the main car park. The ticket machines do not accept cash, but you can pay by credit or debit card. Frequent visitors may wish to purchase annual car parking permits which includes access to Foremark Reservoir. The cost for an annual permit for both sites is £35 which includes a £5 deposit for a swipe card that allows access to Foremark Reservoir.
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  • Average15%
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  • Terrible3%
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“car park” (14 reviews)
“lovely walk” (11 reviews)
“sailing club” (7 reviews)
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Calke Road, Melbourne DE73 8DN, England
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+44 1332 865081
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"car park"
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"nice place"
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"waters edge"
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"calke abbey"
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"bird watching"
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"on site"
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"snack bar"
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"great play area"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a quick walk by Staunton Harold Reservoir via Caulke Abbey, with the recent dry weather the reservoir was low but still worth seeing.

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning Thanks for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your walk with us - hopefully you can visit us again soon and take the longer route to really take in the surroundings and beautiful views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the park facilities and a picnic. Perfect! The park is great, there are some woodlands, perfect for den building. Lots of space to picnic plus all the facilities you need if you want to eat in the cafe - which is...More

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Emma Thanks so much for your review - it's great to hear you and all the family had a great day out. You're right - they're really is so much to do and what better way to break up your day with a big...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a long afternoon walking around this reservoir and then walking through beautiful and varied countryside, farm fields with variety of crops, lakeside, woodland, deer park which is part of the Calke Estate etc...a real range of things to see and experience. Walking was relatively...More

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thanks so much for your amazing detailed review. You really have hit the nail on the head - it's beautiful ! The varied walks help you see all the different nature and wildlife Staunton has to offer. We really hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why this is a national trust cafe as can’t use NT parking and not part of a property. Quite small and dark altho there is outside seating. Take out cups and limited choice-seem to have the prices but not really the quality. Car...More

1  Thank Alison23lufbra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk around reservoir a must for nature lovers so relaxing. The whole Staunton Harold estate which has 2 cafes and the church and area well worth a walk and tour including the garden centreMore

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Angela Thanks for your review. It really is beautiful and like you say a nature lovers dream ! It's really lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you made a stop for a bite to eat to break up your walk. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good views and walks through the wooded areas. Dog loved it. Parking good and decent price. Toilets and shop

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning Thanks for your lovely review of Staunton Harold ! We're really glad you and your doggy enjoyed the walk with us. We hope you both come and see us again soon !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place for a walk with small children. A good safe enclosed play area and quite a lot of picnic tables spread out in various wooded glades. Lovely parkland grounds near entrance with beautiful specimen trees. Didn’t bother with the cafe. My only criticism...More

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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thanks so much for your lovely review - I'm glad you had a nice day with us. The views really are beautiful and all of the nature. We don't charge for the entrance into the sites so the parking charges help us with the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We came to have a walk around today to enjoy the lovely weather. I had read the reviews on here about the cafe but thought I would brush them aside and see for myself. The cafe looked nice as we walked in but it went...More

4  Thank elpusso
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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear of your experience at the cafe. I have sent the site supervisor the feedback from your visit. We do hope you visit again to enjoy the walks around the water.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place. we went on a Friday morning in term time and it was very peaceful and not busy. We loved the little “beach” area where the children took advantage of the shallow waters edge to paddle and splash. The sand area was lovely...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, Advisor at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Thanks for your review of Staunton Harold Reservoir! I'm really glad you enjoyed your day out and took full advantage of what the site has to offer. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Arrived on what we thought would be a quiet day, but how wrong we were. Sun was out and so were the people....but the place is large enough that this will not bother you. Activities for all ages to enjoy,whilst you watch the boats being...More

Thank Peter H
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Thanks for your review of Staunton Harold Reservoir! We are glad you enjoyed your day at the water as there is so much to see and do for a day out. With such a beautiful setting and the sun shining, it really is a...More

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