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Staunton Harold Reservoir

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Staunton Harold Reservoir

Owned by Severn Trent Water, this 210 acre reservoir was built in 1964.  It has a visitor centre and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club (telephone 01332 862067). Walks link with Calke Abbey. Please telephone Burton Mutual Fishing Club on 01283 544734 for details regarding coarse fishing. Events and activities hotline 0870 1791 111.

There are many points around the reservoir where you can park and walk and enjoy the views.  If you visit the site in summer, it is well worth taking a short walk from the visitor centre to the wildflower meadow.  Then you could follow the story of water in the visitor centre exhibition.

The Tower Windmill by the car park was let by the Melbourne estate until it fell into disrepair in 1884. 



  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Cycle TrailsCycle Trails

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Dogs Allowed on Leads OnlyDogs Allowed on Leads Only

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

  • AnglingAngling

  • Bus ServiceBus Service

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access

  • InformationInformation

  • ParkingParking

  • Picnic FacilitiesPicnic Facilities

  • RefreshmentsRefreshments

  • SailingSailing

  • Surfaced PathsSurfaced Paths

  • Toilets on SiteToilets on Site

  • ViewpointViewpoint

  • WalkingWalking

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  • Parking

    The car park can be found at the Melbourne end of Calke Road close to the reservoir. The car park is situated on a slope, but each parking level is flat and surfaced with tarmac. The car park is Pay and Display (season tickets are available, call for details) but Blue Badge holders can park for free. There are eight disabled bays.

  • Buses

    Please check traveline for detailed information on bus routes

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