Calke Road,


Derbyshire DE73 8DN

01332 863822

Staunton Harold is a 163-acre countryside space, while the reservoir itself is 210 acres. At this hidden gem you'll discover wildflower meadows, woodland habitat, industrial archaeology and nature reserves, along with spectacular views across open water.

Owned by Severn Trent and cared for in partnership with the National Trust, the reservoir at Staunton Harold has played an important part in the water supply network since its creation in 1964. The flooding of the valley for the development of the reservoir included the largest of Calke Abbey’s six ponds.

Today the reservoir contains a rich diversity of wildlife, while the Tower Windmill dominates the skyline. Enjoyed by families, walkers and nature enthusiasts alike, there are many walking trails including a route to neighbouring Calke Abbey, as well as space for family fun and picnics.

Staunton Harold | National Trust

Opening hours: Every day with the exception of Christmas day. 

Admission: Free. Visitor Centre car park charge.

Disabled visitors: Most areas accessible,  including refreshment area, specially adapted toilets and parking area.

Last updated: Tue 2 May, 2023 @ 13:14