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Staunton Harold Reservoir

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Calke Road, Melbourne DE73 8DN, England
+44 1332 865081
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A hidden gem...everyone will enjoy whatever the age

Arrived on what we thought would be a quiet day, but how wrong we were. Sun was out and so were the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Great Picnic Location

This is a wonderful place to take the family out for a picnic overlooking the calming stretch of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VivianRobert
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Nottingham, 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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  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sailing club” (7 reviews)
“lovely walk” (10 reviews)
“car park” (12 reviews)
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Calke Road, Melbourne DE73 8DN, England
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+44 1332 865081
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"national trust"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to take the family out for a picnic overlooking the calming stretch of water. There is a playground to let the kids loose while you can enjoy the serenity or even just people watching. There are paths for countryside walks...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your review! Staunton Harold is a lovely day out and we are glad you made the most of the sunshine :) There is plenty to keep the kids busy in the play area whilst you can take a seat and take in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for kids, a good snack bar, swing park, woodland walks and only have to pay for parking. Picnic tables and plenty of space for ball games etc

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Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello :) Thank you for your review. There's lots of things to do here and perfect for the kids too :) I hope you'll be visiting us again soon

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Nice play area by the lake, parking £2.50 all day. Picnic tables, walks and woods to build dens in. The weather wasn’t great so it wasn’t busy, you can do a longer walk which takes you into Calke Abbey. There is a cafe for food...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Thank you for you lovely review of Staunton Harold reservoir. The picnic and play area is great for families and on a sunny day, its a great place to spend the day. We hope to see you very soon

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for an afternoon walk as the weather was not great. Different walks that lead to different places. We decided to not go far with not knowing the place well. Perfect for families

Thank Luke T
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Luke Many thanks for the nice review of Stauton Harold. Glad you had a nice walk around the site and explored some of the paths around the lake. Hope to see you soon :)

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here today and walked around following the yellow trail . It took us about an hour really nice trails and sites to be seen made for an enjoyable hour walk . Free parking on site the house is beautiful.More

Thank Joanna W
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Joanna, Thanks for your lovely review of Staunton Harold. The walk along the wildflower meadow is one of my favourites, especially now springtime is here. I hope you come and visit again soon, the cafe is wonderful to sit in the sunshine with a...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A good car park with some excellent facilities for children in a playground. The National Trust run a very pleasant little cafe with some excellent food, much better than the old cafe of a few years ago. There is a lovely walk along the reservoir...More

Thank Colin S
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks for your great review Colin. I'm really glad you had a great day with and enjoyed our tasty food. We hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a fabulous little place this is! Great as a meeting point or a welcome break in the middle of a good walk! Basic but essential selection from 'home made' shortbread to a bacon panini with a robust choice of coffee and tea. The staff...More

Thank Billycustard
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi Thanks for your fantastic review We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and are happy to hear you keep coming back. We must be doing something right! We really hope to see you again very soon. Thank you

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Visited on a crisp, chilly but bright November weekend, this location is perfect for a spot of sight-seeing across the magnificent reservoir. Better yet, take a stroll down the path, and then back across the fields for a gentle 2.5mi walk through gentling rolling countryside....More

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Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Thanks for your great review, I'm glad you had a good day out, the site has some beautiful views to enjoy and I'm glad you enjoyed the facilities it had to offer. In the warmer weather why not enjoy the picnic and barbecue area....More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely Reservoir to visit. It has a great children’s playground with swings etc, that is nicely fenced off. You are able to walk around the Reservoir with children and dogs. The grounds are kept really well and there is a cafe and...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi Thanks for your review on your day out at Staunton Harold Reservoir I'm so glad you had a fantastic time, the views really are something else, it's the perfect day out for the family or even a stroll on your own We really hope...More

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Paula B
24 May 2017|
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Response from Severn_Trent_Water | Property representative |
Hi Paula You can't walk all the way around the reservoir. You can take a short walk along the wild flower meadow which is approximately 3/4 of a mile. Hope this helps :)
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Catherine P
17 April 2017|
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Response from Severn_Trent_Water | Property representative |
Hi Catherine. Dogs are welcome on site but we ask that they're kept on leads at all times. I hope this helps :)
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DAVID R
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Response from carnarvon6 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the above its Melbourne
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