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Underground reservoir tours

The reservoir bus is currently undergoing an engine change which means it will not be available to drive visitors up to the underground reservoir for the Easter steam weekend (April 16th & 17th). We will however be walking groups up to the reservoir for those that still wish to go on a tour. Tours will start from 11.30am and then every 45 minutes until 4pm. Please be aware that the walk is approximately ¾ of a mile up a track and unfortunately will not be suitable for everyone due to the incline and nature of the surface. We hope to have the bus repaired as soon as possible for our future steam events this year. Thank you for your patience.

Bat and Tree Surveys at Papplewick

As part of a proposal to construct a new Education, Exhibition and Community Centre at Papplewick Pumping Station, the Trust has undertaken bat and tree surveys to study the area where the proposed building may one day be built. The Trust is pleased to announce that no bats are present and that the trees that will need to be removed will not have any impact upon the visual appearance of the area or the local habitat and environment. These surveys were funded by Museum Development East Midlands. Click here to download the Bat Survey, click here to download the Tree Survey.

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