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Mill Waters

Mills Waters is spread over 2 sites extending over 70 hectare incorporating Sutton Lawn and Kings Mill Reservoir.

Within the Kings Mill site, Mill Adventure Base and Mill Waters Café, and a future development incorporating a new building for a sailing club and 80 seat restaurant with panoramic views over Kings Mill Reservoir.

What you'll find at Mill Waters

The 2 sites at Mill Waters has these amenities:

  • A well maintained 2 kilometre path around Kings Mill Reservoir, which is a magnet for walkers and cyclists with link to the Timberland Trail over a newly constructed railway bridge
  • Haven for bird watchers, with a variety of wild fowl
  • Visitors centre
  • Mill Waters Café
  • events
  • Volunteering - arranged by the onsite Ranger
  • Mill Adventure Base  - a purpose built Urban Adventure Centre for young people
  • Kings Mill Leisure Development
  • Fishing, currently in negotiation with JD Fisheries Management
  • car parks

Car parking

There are 2 main car parks with access to Mill Water Café facilities.

Kings Mill Reservoir: Parking and Café is accessed off Sherwood Way South, which leads down the access drive to the car park.

There is a local Pay and Display Car Park:

  • Up to 1 hour - £0.00
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.00
  • Up to 6 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 8 hours - £4.00
  • Up to 10 hours - £5.00
  • Up to 12 hours - £6.00

71 Spaces, plus 4 disabled spaces.

2 Electric charging bays -

The Lawn: Free Parking & Rumbles Café  is accessed off Station Road, via Lawn Avenue which leads to the main facilities.

Park history

The site has a long history of water powered mills along the River Maun, that can be traced back as far as the Doomsday Book in 1086.

For more information about the history of Mill Waters, visit:


Sherwood Way South (A617), Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4PA.    

Contact information

To book an event on the park or to request a booking form please email or call 01623 457092

Opening hours

Cafe opening hours - Daily, 9am to 4pm.