Worsbrough Mill Reservoir Improvement Works

"We’re making essential improvements to the reservoir at Worsbrough Mill Country Park.


This includes repairs to the north and south banks of the reservoir, focusing on preserving the area for decades to come.


The work is taking place throughout 2023 and is due to be completed by Spring 2024.


There will be minimal disruption to visitors while the work is taking place, and all parts of the Country Park will remain open, however, some sections may be barriered off for short periods or diversions put in place.


We’re working with local people, volunteers, wildlife specialists and partners, including the Barnsley and District Amalgamated Angling Society, Wigfield Farm, the Environment Agency and contractors Balfour Beatty, throughout the project to make sure the work is carried out with the least amount of disruption possible and that the local wildlife and natural habitats are protected.


We’ve started the work as soon as possible to protect local habitats and to make the area as safe as possible for visitors and people who use the reservoir.


We invite people to come along to two events in early June, where you can hear more about the work and tell us your thoughts and ideas.


We hope that visitors old and new will come and explore the beauty of the Country Park, including free trails, stunning public art, a play area, volunteering opportunities, wide-ranging events, gift shop, visitor centre and on-site café all of which offer a unique day out for all ages.