Foremark Reservoir, Derby, UK
About Foremark Reservoir
Foremark Reservoir is a reservoir in South Derbyshire owned by Severn Trent which is also a 230-acre (0.93 km2) nature reserve open to the public for walking, fishing, bird watching, and horse riding. One of the iconic attractions where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.
Attractions near Foremark Reservoir
This baroque mansion, built-in 1701-4 by an unknown architect for Sir John Harpur, incorporates parts of an Elizabethan house and is located on the site of an earlier medieval priory. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story. One of the unique attractions in this area and it will be a new experience.
This beautiful 210-acre reservoir was built in 1964. It has a visitor center and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy, and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. The reservoir also includes two nature reserves, coarse fishing and the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Has an events programme and features a large adventure play area.
Melbourne Hall has the best surviving example of the work of London and Wise. It represents the French style in England. It was not a seat of power in the eighteenth century but Lord Melbourne was prime minister when Queen Victoria came to power in 1837. It has a parterre, avenues, basins, lead statuary, an excellent wrought iron arbor, and a yew tunnel.
Mercia Marina Is Derbyshire's largest waterside marina attraction, shopping, and holiday destination with more than 20 businesses, 11 shops, 2 restaurants, 2 coffee houses and so more. The marina is host to The Boardwalk, the perfect place for a day out or relaxing for a few hours.
Claymills Pumping Station, a former steam-powered, sewage pumping station, built between 1884 and 1886 to designs by James Mansergh. There are four huge pumping beam engines, two of which currently work, a large steam driven workshop where you can see engineers and a blacksmith in action. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area which paves light to the history.
Stapenhill Gardens is a very popular local park, consisting of formal gardens, open grassland and woodland plus a popular play area. Its main feature is a giant artificial swan with all flowers planted in it. The site is mostly woodland, lawns, wild meadows and formal flower beds with trees and shrubberies. Its arboretum is near St Peter's Church and riverside steps lead to a swan feeding area.
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