About Kings Mill Reservoir

The Kings Mill Reservoir site covers 31.8ha including a lake, marshy reedbed, woodland, grassland and has the River Maun running through it. The Reservoir has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve.


The main vehicle access is off the A617 Mansfield to Newark road. There is a carpark and café which is run by Strawberry Fayre. The site is well used by local people and is owned/managed by Ashfield District Council.


The reservoir provides recreation facilities such as The Mill Adventure Base, Sailing (only boats from Sutton Sailing Club or the Mill Base are allowed on the water), Angling (NAA members plus day tickets), Bird Watching (about 200 species recorded), Walking and Cycling. There are occasional public events - Click HERE to discover upcoming events and to download the Kings Mill Reservoir  Leaflet.


There is a "Friends" group who work with Ashfield Council staff  to create a clean, pleasant and interesting amenity for local people and to promote an interest in nature conservation.


Although Kings Mill comes under the Reservoir Act 1975 it is 'not for drinking' water. It's purpose was to provide sufficient head of water to power a succession of working mills; the last of which was cleared for housing in the 1970s.


Find us:

Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4HN

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