Tourism at Cropston


After the building of the Reservoir in 1870, Cropston became a tourist destination.

The Reservoir Hotel (now the Badger's Sett) catered for large parties from 1870.

In the 20th century, after the opening of Rothley Station on the Great Central Railway and the advent of the motor car, others joined the tourist industry.


Mrs Beatrice Bent's Holiday Park

Mrs Bent advertised in newspapers and trade directories from the mid 1920s to the early 1940s.

Her 10 acre holiday park overlooking the reservoir offered lunches, teas, camping, caravans, bungalows, tennis courts.  Motor parties etc catered for.

This was probably the area between the reservoir and Causeway Lane, part of which is still a caravan site.


Porlock House

During the late 1920s and 1930s the Misses Adcock were taking boarders at Porlock House.