Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
It lies in the valley of the River Avon, just to the south of South Kilworth and about 7km south west of Lutterworth. A permit, available from Severn Trent Water, is required for access to the grounds of the reservoir and the car park by the dam, off the minor road between South Kilworth and Stanford on Avon at SP596802. Part of the reservoir can be viewed from from the minor road between South Kilworth and Welford, at the inflow (north east) end SP611811, without entering the grounds.
Private but a permit to visit the site can be obtained from Ian Martindale: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total species seen at this site: 150
Stanford Reservoir straddles the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with the larger part in Northamptonshire. It is the base of the Stanford Ringing Group so generates lots of records.
It has a good variety of wildfowl and in winter can attract Goosander in significant numbers. A number of rare birds have been seen here, including Golden Oriole and Spotted Crake. There is a winter gull roost and during migration times has proved to be a hotspot for terns, with records including Caspian and Whiskered Tern.
The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.