Waters edge at Foremark Reservoir

Foremark Reservoir, a Good day Out

I have recently visited Foremark Reservoir in Derbyshire for the first time. The day we went was rather dull, windy and cloudy but we still had a good time. Foremark Reservoir is in the area of the National Forest. The forest covers 200 squares miles in the middle of the country and aims to eventually link the two ancient forests of Charnwood and Needwood.

Wooden national forest Sign.
Wooden national forest Sign.

Foremark reservoir offers many outdoor leisure activities including a number of countryside walks. There is a large children’s playground and other things that children enjoy besides looking for birds, butterflies and bugs. There are trees to be climbed!

There are Trees to Climb!
There are Trees to Climb!

Rocks to be moved and explored.

Rocks to be Explored.
Rocks to be Explored.

All over the reservoir there are fantastic views to be enjoyed.

A path with a view.
A path with a view.
A view along the waters edge.
A view along the waters edge.

It is also a haven for birds and wildlife. On this visit I didn’t take any pictures of birds but I did manage to take some mini beasts which can be seen going about their business.

A bee having a tasty meal.
A bee having a tasty meal.
A fly on the flowers.
A fly on the flowers.
Can you see the spider and his silk.
Can you see the spider and his silk.

The bramble bushes are in still in flower and also the blackberry fruit are ripening.BrambleBlackberries

 

 

 

 

 

I really enjoyed the visit and feel there is plenty for all the family to enjoy. You do need to have £2.50 ready to put in the car park machine before you can get in but that is not expensive for a family day out. The only other expense I had was buying some ice lollies. We took out own picnic lunch and there were plenty of tables to eat at.

You cannot go into the water but if you enjoy water sports there is a sailing club.

Pebbles at the edge of the reservoir.
Pebbles at the edge of the reservoir.

Forests are important environmentally and it is good that this National Forest is being planted for the future of both humans and wildlife.

An English Oak with Acorns.
An English Oak with Acorns.

 

 

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