Chasewater Country Park
About Chasewater Country Park
Chasewater Country Park is as perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll as it is for an exhilerating water-ski ride on the water. With guided walks and clubs from dinghy sailing to wind-surfing, if you like the outdoors, then find out more about Chasewater today.
Chasewater Country Park's 360 hectares of water and open space are the stage for a host of leisure activities including water skiing, sailing, angling, and even a steam railway. There are excellent bird watching, rambling and cycling opportunities. On the south shore there is car parking, toilets and a children's play area.
The park provides a home for many birds and animals where the keen naturalist can find rare habitats to visit including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Chasewater was created as a canal feeder reservoir in the eighteenth century and remains the largest in use in the region today. It was shaped over future years by coal mining and subsequent reclamation schemes in the 1970s, which reshaped the landscape.
Pick up our leaflet on History for Visitors in the Rangers Office.
Today there are long distance footpaths, including the Beacon Way, linking into Chasewater's own footpaths and cycle way. Our Information for Visitors leaflet can be picked up from the Rangers Office and contains a map to guide visitors round the Park.