Staunton Harold Reservoir & Visitor Centre

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. 



  • Angling
  • Bus Service
  • Car Parking
  • Children's Play Area
  • Coach Parking
  • Cycle Trails
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Allowed on Leads Only
  • Information Centre
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Refreshments
  • Sailing
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Walking Trails
  • Wheelchair Access

Location Map

Calke Road Windmill Hill, Melbourne Derbyshire DE73 1DL

Walk type Access for All