Great place for dogs, kids - everybody!
Large park for children Visitors centre Cafe Kiosk for ice creams and take out coffee's P&D Parking
Paths around the reservoir.
AceRoseWalnut 745 Points
Excellent ramble for all the family
2021 Car Parking £3 for two hours, £5 all day. Visitors centre, large kiddies play area with plenty of exciting equipment (no dogs allowed in the play area). Lots of seats and picnic benches scattered aboout. Café. Public toilets. Plenty of dog waste bins and litter bins.
Four well signposted walks of differing distance;
1. Churnet Tail 1km (0.5 mile)
2. Fosters Trail 2.75km (2 miles)
3. Crabapple Trail 4.5km (2.75 miles)
4. Reservoir Trail 7.5km (4.5 miles)
Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times. I believe this is to protect both young children as well as local wild life (lots of nesting birds). Unfortunately, we saw lots of dog owners ignoring this rule.
Fosters and Crabapple walks have streams dogs can access to paddle in / drink from. Crabapple walk also has access areas to the reservoir (no human paddling or swimming allowed).
Fosters walk is delightful as it meanders through woodland. Crabapple edges its way around traditional English wild flower pastures. A history lesson in what has been lost through intense farming. Unfortunately the Reservoir walk ventures onto the road which makes it a little more stressful with a dog.
Remember to keep left when walking all trails, and to keep to the 2 metre rule during pandemic, and you'll have an excellent day.
Edited: 25th September 2019. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.