Linacre Reservoirs

Sitiuated near Cutthorpe: a small village on the outskirts of Chesterfield, there are 3 reservoirs and attractive woodlands on a 200 acre site at Linare,

There are three car parks here. One on the right of the approach road, a second on the left a little further along and an additional one on the right at the bottom of the hill where we recommend you park. Before doing so, however, we recommend that you continue on down the road and use the bottom of the hill as a drop-off point if possible, returning to park your car in the bottom car park before commencing your walk.

Follow the road down to the right on leaving the car park and join the path at the bottom of the hill. Here there is an information board near the ranger base which shows a map of the site with the location of footpaths, bridleways, bike trails and picnic spots.

What there is to see:

Spring - the woods around the reservoirs are carpeted with blue bells and other wildlfowers.

Summer − enjoy the shade as the woodland is in leaf, take a peaceful walk along the woodland paths keeping a look out for the hidden cravings and sculptures!

Autumn  - discover the amazing variety of fungi in the woodlands. Can you find a fly agaric or charcoal burner?

Winter − look out for visiting migrating birds; such as the tufted duck.

You can walk any length that suits you here. Although there are some areas with fairly steep gradients there are plenty level routes and pathways enabling you to enjoy this beautiful and tranquil place.