Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir. What I Wore & The Creative Mondays. Happy Monday lovelies. Welcome to another fun filled Creative Mondays Link Up.

Good morning friends and welcome by this week’s brand new linky party, where you can share all your creative post with us today. So how are you?

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir:

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir.

Thing’s To Do Here.

  • Firstly, Cycling and Walking.
  • Secondly, Birdwatching.
  • Thirdly, Nature Photography.

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir. I am so please you have stopped by to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Link Up. What have you been creating this week? Have you had a good weekend? The weather was amazing on Sunday when I was at work and rained most of Saturday when I was off work, grr!! Typical!

Breath in and enjoy the views. Have you ever visited Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir? King’s Mill Reservoir, is located in Nottinghamshire, England, and also offers several activities for visitors to enjoy.

We love to visit when we can. For a walk, for a run and even talk Mollie with us sometimes. It is so nice to get out in nature. The swans don’t really like Mollie thought and spit so as soon as they notice her, we move on.

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir:

Embarking on a leisurely stroll around King’s Mill Reservoir is an enchanting experience that seamlessly blends nature’s tranquility with historical resonance.

The path meanders through lush greenery, offering a picturesque panorama of the reservoir’s glistening waters that mirror the surrounding woodland.

The gentle rustling of leaves overhead and the occasional ripple on the water create a soothing symphony, inviting visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The reservoir, steeped in history. As you walk along, you may encounter an array of birdlife, from graceful swans gliding across the water to vibrant kingfishers darting between branches.

Benches strategically placed along the path beckon walkers to pause, breathe in the crisp air, and absorb the serenity that permeates this scenic oasis.

King’s Mill Reservoir offers not just a walk, but a rejuvenating journey through time and nature’s embrace.

How beautiful are the ducks and swans. I could spend ages watching them go about their day to day. Sometimes they do funny things. They remind me of children when they fall out over food.

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir:

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir. I love Saturdays. A day when me and the kids get out and do fun things together. A Parkrun here, a shopping trip there. Some weeks we go on the train and occasionally we go to London.

This weeks plans went out the window. The plan was to get up early, run with the dog, shower, get dressed up and go to Nottingham with my Daughter on a fun shopping trip.

Minnie Mouse Bag

Reality was I woken up at 9 o’clock, as I’ve had a really busy week and slept well all night solid. Also, it was raining and to late to go to Nottingham as we were going to meet my Husband from work at midday.

So we had a chill day and caught up on Love Island what I missed Thursday and Friday night when I was at work. Hope you have had a better start to your weekend?

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Today I am sharing some photos of a fun walk around King’s Mill Reservoir with Mollie the Collie.

I am like a big kid when it come to fashion and I love all things Disney! Love this red Minnie Mouse bag!

Mollie The border Collie

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir:

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir. Mollie on our walk. She was bit scared of the swans. So am I!! As mentioned above, when I have Mollie with me they hiss and get angry so we try to avoid them.

I remember an angry swan chasing all the runner in a race once it was very scary. You can read about that here: Highest Man Made Point In Nottinghamshire: Race Day. We ran a race as part of our running club at Teversal Trail in Sutton-in-Ashfield. The Highest Man Made Point In Nottinghamshire. Highest Man Made Point.

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

I also remember cry over some swans a few years ago when somebody had taken the swans eggs. You can also read about that here: Social Media Day. Today I am sharing some calming photos from a walk around the park. Social Media Day.

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Such a beautiful view from here. And oh so quiet. Here in the distance is King’s Mill Hospital. I had 4 children here but not in this hospital as it wasn’t even built then. I had them in a little hospital at the side of this which they knocked down as soon as this one was up and running. Well not as soon as this was up and running but they stopped using it for a long time.

What an I looking at?? I am just looking at the beauty of nature and dreaming away.

Walk Around King's Mill Reservoir

Here Are Some Things You Can Do At King’s Mill Reservoir:

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir.

Firstly, Cycling And Walking. There is a network of trails and paths around the reservoir that are ideal for cycling, running, and walking. We love to mix it up a little by walking the route one way then another. Still the same place but it looks different!! You can stroll around the nearby wooded areas, take in the picturesque views of the water, and appreciate the area’s unspoiled charm. We love to walk it but it also makes great trails to run on. We even do time trials here sometimes as it is a flat course for running.

Secondly, Birdwatching. King’s Mill Reservoir is a great place to go birdwatching because it is home to many different bird species. It is noted for rare visitors, including some Egyptian Geese and a Mandarin Duck. Bring your binoculars to see the birds and in their natural habitat. Regulars include Grey Heron, Pochard and Tufted Ducks.

Thirdly, Nature photography. If like me, you love taking photos of nature the reservoir provides excellent opportunity for nature photography due to its beautiful views, and changing seasons. Try to capture amazing images of birds in flight or document the beauty of the reservoir. I love taking photos here.


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There is plenty more thing’s to do here like fishing and canoeing but you will have to check their local website for more details.

Walk Around King’s Mill Reservoir.

The swans on the water going about their day 🙂

Are You A Love Islander? Are you watching Love Island? I blame the kids for getting me into it as it is not the sort of thing I usually watch but this year I am getting into it!

Are You A Big Kid Like Me When It Comes To Disney’s: Love Minnie Mouse and can not wait for Toy Story 4.

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Claire Justine Oxox- Over 50s Lifestyle Blog. You can also read more about me here: Over 50s Lifestyle Blog.

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  1. Patrick Weseman
    12 June 2019 / 15:45

    What a beautiful and wonderful place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Pamela
    11 June 2019 / 11:48

    So pleased your weather was better than ours. What a beautiful place!

    Claire I am delighted that once again I can link up with Creative Monday – Hurray!!!! Will try your other blogs later in the week.

    Don’t know what has been happening to our relevant technology but we now appear to be in the ZONE TOGETHER once more!!!! Long may it continue

    love Pamela xxx

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:30

      Great to have you back Pamela. We have had horrible weather this week.

  3. 11 June 2019 / 07:26

    I love swans and ducks, they are so cute and beautiful! But I can imagine Mollie avoids swans! Happy Monday!

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:29

      Thanks Nancy. I love to watch them on the water.

  4. Marilyn Lesniak
    11 June 2019 / 04:24

    This week is Graduation Party Ideas. I am sharing a Patriotic Trifle from Weight Watchers, a Coconut Cheesecake with Mango Sauce, and my Beef Brisket Hungarian Goulash. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:29

      Thanks Marilyn, hopping over really soon to take a look.

  5. ruth
    11 June 2019 / 04:16

    It looks like such a relaxing nice day! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Maureen
    11 June 2019 / 03:42

    These are beautiful photos Claire! Our weekends are usually pretty relaxed and slow because my husband commutes to work during the week. I love Minnie Mouse too. She’s such a cutie and a classic! I didn’t know that Toy Story 4 is coming out – way cool! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!


    • 18 June 2019 / 18:28

      Lovely to hear from you Maureen. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Kippi
    10 June 2019 / 23:45

    Thank you so much for hosting the party.
    Happy spring,

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:28

      Thanks for joining us Kippi.

  8. Mother of 3
    10 June 2019 / 22:14

    I love all things Disney too; that is such a cute bag.

  9. Claire Cooper
    10 June 2019 / 21:45

    I remember many walks around the ‘res’ as a kid and sailing toppers from the sailing club. The hospital wasn’t so big then and the only multi story part was the Dukeries unit. I remember the res being covered with green alge in the 90’s. It’s good to see it quite a bit cleaner.

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:27

      Thanks Claire, aww yes we know it as the res. I was born there.

  10. Cheryl Shops
    10 June 2019 / 20:49

    Looks like a wonderful place for a walk! Happy Monday!
    Cheryl Shops

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:26

      Thanks Cheryl. Nice and peaceful here.

  11. 10 June 2019 / 20:43

    Stunning photography – a joy to behold!

  12. 10 June 2019 / 19:37

    I hold my hands up to watching Love Island too! Love it Claire. Have a super week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:26

      It has been really good over the last few days, hasn’t it Jacqui?

  13. Alexandra
    10 June 2019 / 19:17

    Oohh all those birds! I love this time of year when all the birds are having babies. So sweet to be out and about amongst.

  14. Jessica A Jannenga
    10 June 2019 / 15:54

    Beautiful pictures Claire! I love taking walks outdoors. My pups are afraid of the geese, as they hiss, so we avoid them. Love your Disney bag and polka dot jeans!
    jess xx

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:24

      Thanks Jess. Mollie wants to play so she try to check them out!!

  15. Heather
    10 June 2019 / 15:20

    What a beautiful place for a walk. I’d be scared of the swans too. I’m a Disney kid at heart as well!

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:24

      Thanks Heather. Aww, I can not wait for Toy Story to come out here this weekend!

  16. Kimberly Malkiewicz
    10 June 2019 / 14:26

    I’m sorry your plans didn’t work out, glad you got some sleep! Adorable photos–stay away from the angry swans!

  17. jodie filogomo
    10 June 2019 / 14:10

    What a fabulous place to get out in nature and get away.
    That purse is adorable!!

  18. Debbie-Dabble
    10 June 2019 / 13:18

    Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for hosting each week!!

    • 18 June 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining us Debbie.

  19. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin
    10 June 2019 / 10:51

    What a pretty view! have a great week!

  20. 10 June 2019 / 10:44

    Claire, such beautiful photos from your walk with Mollie! And I love Disney themed things, too. What a cute bag! We had a crazy busy weekend here and I went to bed by 8:00 both nights! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.


    • 18 June 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee. Aww sometimes we just need sleep to catch up, don’t we?

  21. 10 June 2019 / 10:27

    Is it sad that a 56 yr old is enjoying Love Island too? Haha! Here’s to better weather this week although not such a good start today. It’s pouring here xx

    • 18 June 2019 / 22:56

      I’ve never watched it before Laurie but the kids have got me into it.

  22. 10 June 2019 / 08:34

    King’s Mill Reservoir looks lovely, Claire, and your bag is so cute! Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a great week!