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Staunton Harold Reservoir

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A great place to visit.

A beautiful place. we went on a Friday morning in term time and it was very peaceful and not busy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzi C
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Grandkids Loved It

Nice play area by the lake, parking £2.50 all day. Picnic tables, walks and woods to build dens in... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Whadders
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Derby, England
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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...more
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Calke Road, Melbourne DE73 8DN, England
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+44 1332 865081
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Suzi C
Severn_Trent_Water, Advisor at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 21 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
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

Reviewed 8 May 2018

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

Thank VivianRobert
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

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

Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

Thank spottydally
Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Staunton Harold Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

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

Reviewed 18 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

Thank Whadders
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

Reviewed 2 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
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 :)

Reviewed 26 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
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

Reviewed 7 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
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

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
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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richo892018
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Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
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Mihai N
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Hi, I am sorry but BBQS are not permitted on site
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Paula B
25 May 2017|
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Response from SevernTrent W | 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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