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Dawn Chorus

Type:Walking Event

Bottom Car Park
Linacre Reservoirs
Cutthorpe
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 7JW
Group of walkers walking through grass.

About

A slow paced, circular walk around the three reservoirs, stopping frequently to listen to and observe our local birds, plus some of the Spring migrants that visit the UK each year to breed.

Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Walk grading -  easy (walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or specific health problem, or is seriously unfit).

Organised by the Chesterfield branch of the RSPB

Guide Prices

Free of charge, donations for the RSPB gratefully accepted
Booking essential

Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs accepted on a lead
  • Public toilets - Toilets available at some point on route

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Not accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Circular walk, no stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 2
  • Typical duration of route - 2½ hours

Opening Times

Season (26 June 2021)
DayTimes
Saturday08:00 - 11:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round roundabout and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Go straight on at all mini roundabouts. At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End and take left turn signposted Cutthorpe (B6050). Follow road through village, passing Three Merry Lads pub and the Peacock. Take next left after passing Cutthorpe School on right and follow road to car park.

From East Take A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 3rd exit (A617), then follow route from North/South.

From West Take A619 to Chesterfield. Pass Brookfield Community School on left and, at traffic lights, turn left onto Storrs Road. Follow road to end and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit. Take next right (Slack Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At traffic lights select left lane and turn left. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End, then follow route from North/South

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