This short walk visits Blackbrook Reservoir near Coalville in Leicestershire. There are walking trails on the southern and northern ends of the water with pockets of woodland and nice views of the surrounding countryside.
The Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath runs through Whitwick and Thringstone so you can pick up this path to extend your walk. You could follow the trail through Cademan Wood and Grace Dieu Wood just to the west of the reservoir.
If you follow the trail south you can visit Thornton Reservoir which has nice footpaths along the water and links with the nearby Bagworth Heath Woods.