Tittesworth Water, located near Leek, is an ideal place to visit as part of a day out in the Peak District. There's something very special about a reservoir hidden away on the edges of one of England's most spectacular National Parks.
Severn Trent Water built Tittesworth Water Visitor Centre in 1998, although the reservoir was first constructed as early as 1858. The reservoir now offers an ideal day out for all the family. On site is a wealth of activities surrounding conservation and nature, walking, fun and relaxation.
Take a walk through the species rich hay meadows, looking out for Ox-eye daisies and the northern marsh orchids, Enjoy the bluebells in fosters wood. In the conservation area, little ringed plovers can be seen from afar and the woodland rings out with a fantastic dawn chorus.
There are a number of marked trails to choose from. The red trail is a short one mile walk which gives you the opportunity to spot some of the wildlife that lives on and around the water. The yellow trail is slightly longer at four and a half miles. It is an exhilarating circular walk that takes you around the full perimeter of the reservoir giving stunning views of The Roaches (a gritstone escarpment marking the south western edge of the Peak District)
There are also a number of events running throughout the year from bird box making, bat walks, from fun days to festivals.