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Severn Trent Water built the visitor centre in 1998 although the reservoir was first constructed as early as 1858. It is now used to store the water supplying homes and businesses in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent and Leek.

There are over 100 hectares of rich wildlife habitat, linking the agricultural landscape of North Staffordshire with the wild moorlands of the Peak District. Tittesworth has a wide variety of habitats, from conifer plantation and semi ancient woods to wildflower meadows and marshland. This variety of habitat enables us to provide food, shelter and water for a wide variety of wildlife species.

In 2016 the Heritage Lottery Fund and Churnet Valley Living Landscape Volunteer Team helped Severn Trent Water complete the path around the Reservoir. So now you can walk all the way around without using roads.

This picture was taken along the waters edge path when the meadow was at its peak.


This page was last updated on 13 April 2017. Contribute here if you have information or photos to add to this page.