image for Birdwatching item typeOgston Bird Club at Ogston Reservoir

Birdwatching, free entry

Osprey at Ogston Reservoir

Osprey at Ogston Reservoir

Taken by club member Phil Rhead.

Address

Quarry Lane,
Woolley Moor,
Alfreton,
Derbyshire,
DE55 6FN

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Details

Ogston Reservoir lies in the beautiful Amber Valley in Derbyshire, 4½ miles east of Matlock. Owned and managed by Severn Trent Water it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The reservoir and surrounding area, with habitats including farmland and woodland, is one of Derbyshire’s premier bird watching sites and is home to Ogston Bird Club. It is an important site for spring and autumn passage migrants.

The Club has erected a Osprey nest pole to try to become the first Derbyshire site to attract breeding Ospreys. In 2015, Ospreys visited the Reservoir site on an incredible 83 consecutive days.

Club members have exclusive access to three well placed observational hides overlooking the reservoir, mud flats and scrapes. There is also a public hide overlooking the Reservoir accessible from the West Bank Public Car Park.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessPicnic site

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

The site is open during daylight hours all year long.

Prices

Free entry

Car Parking is FREE. Access to the Public Hide is FREE. A monthly Guided Bird Walk is held on the first Saturday of every month. Starting at 9.30, the walk is FREE to all.

See Contact above for Membership information

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 371603  Lat: 53.13855 Long: -1.44686

From Chesterfield
Take the A61 South, through Clay Cross and into Stretton, Turn right at the White Bear Pub. Follow road for approx ¾ mile. Turn left (signposted Tansley B6014, Matlock (A615). Follow road for approx 1 mile then turn left into Quarry Lane. Follow road to the left, hugging the reservoir, past the Sailing Club and into the West Bank Car Park.

From Alfreton
Take the A61 North, through Higham and as you enter Stretton, turn left at the White Bear Pub. Follow road for approx ¾ mile. Turn left (signposted Tansley B6014, Matlock (A615). Follow road for approx 1 mile then turn left into Quarry Lane. Follow road to the left, hugging the reservoir, past the Sailing Club and into the West Bank Car Park.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
 
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