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Carvers Rocks & Foremark Reservoir

Contact: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust & Severn Trent Water

Grid Ref: SK311229

Carvers Rocks & Foremark Reservoir landscape

Foremark Reservoir and Carvers Rocks (which lies at the southern tip of the reservoir) have a rich and varied flora and fauna. Carvers Rocks has been declared a SSSI for its ecological importance, with its marshy areas supporting locally important plants.

During summer, the marshes are a good place to see reed buntings and the reservoir fringe has breeding great crested grebes. Carvers Rocks also contains one of the last areas of heathland in lowland Derbyshire. In open areas, you may hear woodcock on early summer evenings.

The reservoir boasts an abundance of butterflies including dingy skipper, brown argus, Essex skipper and purple hairstreak. Carvers Rocks also supports two nationally rare invertebrate species as well as nationally uncommon moths, beetles, hoverflies and sawflies.

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