GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Linacre Reservoirs

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy cycling and walking trails around these three pretty reservoirs near Chesterfield. Cyclists can enjoy a good track running around the middle and lower reservoirs while walkers can follow the same trails plus another around the upper reservoir. The trails are a mixture of lovely waterside paths plus some woodland trails through Linacre Woods. Look out fornuthatches, flycatchers and woodpeckersin the woods and kingfishers and mandarin ducks on the water.
The circular route below starts at the car park and follows the shared cycle and walk trail around the middle and lower reservoirs. Linacre Reservoirs is located just a few miles west of Chesterfield city centre.


S42 7JN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Linacre Reservoirs OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Linacre Reservoirs Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head about half a mile north of the reservoir car park and you'll come to the little village of Cutthorpe. Here you'll find the excellent Peacock Inn which is well worth a visit. The quality inn has a great menu and won the 2018 best dining pub and 2019 best family friendly pub. Inside there's a nice modern interior, while outside there's a pretty courtyard area for finer days. You can find it at School Hill, Main Rd, Cutthorpe with a postcode of S42 7AS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The reservoirs and the surrounding woodland are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably see plenty of other owners on your outing if the weather is fine. There's is some livestock in the fields surrounding the site so it might be best to keep them on leads or under close control. The Peacock Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head into Chesterfield where you can enjoy more waterside walking along the Chesterfield Canal. Also nearby is Grassmoor Country Park where there's some pretty meadows and lagoons to explore.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


A ruined building at the side of Linacre Reservoir - - 705921

A ruined building at the side of Linacre Reservoir

Sledging at Linacre Reservoir - - 1628593

Sledging at Linacre Reservoir. A popular pursuit when the snow falls

Linacre Middle Dam View From Upper Dam - - 303509

Linacre Middle Dam View From Upper Dam

Linacre Upper Reservoir and dam - - 172580

Linacre Upper Reservoir and dam

Linacre Middle Reservoir - - 1346454

Linacre Middle Reservoir

Linacre - Bottom Reservoir View - - 546527

Bottom Reservoir in the summer of 2007


GPS Files

GPX File

Linacre Reservoirs.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Linacre Reservoirs.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)