Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time Foremark 08:00 - 16:00 Café Open all day
Last entry to Foremark is at 4pm and the car park will be locked by 5pm. Any vehicles remaining after this time will need to be collected when Foremark reopens the following morning. The kiosk is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am, but may be closed for all or some of the day, in poor or adverse weather. Partially open means that one or more aspects of Foremark are shut. This will be displayed as closed under the list of opening times.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Main car park is by the visitor facilities.
Enjoy light refreshments. There is outdoor seating available only, where dogs are welcome to join you.
Dogs are welcome to explore Foremark, but must be on a lead around the car parks, visitor facilities and picnic benches.
Available at the visitor facilities.
Accessible parking and toilets. Some accessible paths with variable gradients but no steep slopes.
Available at the visitor facilities.
Level access to food outlet
Level access from main car park to picnic areas. Wheelchair accessible route along the dam wall trail with a tarmac surface and gentle slopes.
Available in the main car park and there are additional accessible spaces in the dam wall car park.
Newer picnic benches are wheelchair friendly, with an overhang on one side.
on A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South.
Parking: The are two car parks at Foremark with grassed overflow car parking available.
Sat Nav: If using SatNav please use postcode DE65 6EG, or use latitude and longitude coordinates 52.8209, -1.5062.
Derby 11 miles; Burton 8 ½ miles
The nearest bus stop is in Repton, Derbyshire, 1.2 miles from Foremark. Please note there are no pavements on Milton Road towards Foremark.
Man-made reservoir which plays an important part in the water supply network, and an important habitat for wildlife.
A scheduled Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) known for its geology and plants.
Variety of walks through woodland and along a bridleway, with access onto the National Forest Way, which extends over 75 miles from Staffordshire to Leicestershire.
230 acres of habitat with a rich diversity of wildlife including over 350 species of moths and 200 types of birds, and one of the last patches of lowland heath in Derbyshire.
Play area and activities as part of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾‘'.
Kiosk open year-round, serving light refreshments.
Discover woodland walks, diverse habitats, water sports and family activities at Foremark, a 230-acre nature reserve in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside.
Burton Sailing Club offers a range of family-friendly water sports at Foremark, including windsurfing and offshore sailing, suitable for beginners through to the more experienced. All launching of watercraft must be through the sailing club.
Eating at Foremark
The kiosk is open every day serving a range of hot and cold drinks, light bites, sandwiches and sweet treats. There is outdoor seating available only, where dogs are welcome to join you.
An intriguing pentagonal gate lodge with elegant interiors surrounded by Calke Abbey parkland.
A beautifully restored thatched cottage with a modern rustic interior, set within Calke Abbey.
A cosy cottage packed full of character features and with stunning views over the Calke Estate.
Nestled in the rolling Derbyshire countryside is Foremark, a 280-acre nature reserve, comprised of woodland habitat, heathland, open countryside, and open water.
Owned by Severn Trent and cared for in partnership with the National Trust, the reservoir at Foremark has been a vital link in the water supply network since its creation in the 1970s. Along with the 230-acre nature reserve, Foremark is home to a rich diversity of wildlife and includes Carver’s Rocks, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. You’ll also discover one of the last patches of lowland heath in Derbyshire.
Enjoyed by families, walkers and nature enthusiasts alike, there are many walking trails through woodland including a multi-use bridleway, as well as space for family fun and picnics.
From the end of October 2023 through to the end of February 2024, forestry operations will be taking place at Foremark from Monday – Friday. This page sets out to explain why we’re thinning the trees and benefits it will deliver.
We’re working in partnership to look after the 230-acre reservoir at Foremark, which is owned and managed by Severn Trent. Find out more about how Severn Trent is protecting the region’s water here.