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Carsington Water

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540696
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Scenery to enjoy

The drive from home to Carsington Water is alway enjoyable but when you get there it is even... read more

Reviewed yesterday
johnhp702
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Derby, United Kingdom
Well worth spending a day out

We have visited here several times and always look forward to going back. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ian A
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“water sports” (67 reviews)
“bird watching” (35 reviews)
“severn trent” (25 reviews)
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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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+44 1629 540696
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive from home to Carsington Water is alway enjoyable but when you get there it is even better, it is a place that I never tire of visiting. The surrounding stunning scenery, and the wildlife that live there make for a marvellous day out...More

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited here several times and always look forward to going back. There are lots of amenities and the visitor centre has a good diverse range of shops and information for all ages and interests ( and a brilliant ice cream shop)

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a Sunday stroll. Plenty to do for all the family. Parking is pay and display, £2.50 for 2hrs, make sure you have the correct change.

Thank mrsslkelly
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks for leaving your review on Carsington Water. I'm glad you had a lovely stroll round. If you do find that you don't have the right change you can pay for the car park ticket in the visitors center. Many Thanks :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a walk around part of the reservoir, picnic lunch and then took a canoe out on. You can hire bikes, canoes, paddle boards and dingies. Staff at hire place very friendly and helpful.

Thank TMC825
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had such a fun filled day at our reservoir. We hope that you can come back soon to enjoy our other facilities that you've mentioned above. Many Thanks :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed in Eco-cabins at Knockerdown-Inn mainly to do Watersports. Had really fun beginners wind surfing lesson, had 2 family lessons sailing and hired Stand up paddle boards and sit on kayaks over the week. Had lots of fun and friendly staff. Will definitely come back.

Thank Russ365
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks for leaving your review on Carsington Water. When you come back, may I suggest a nice bike ride round the reservoir to dry off from all of the water sports. The views are amazing on a nice clear day. Many Thanks :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice bike ride round the reservoir. Not too challenging for little legs but the odd short steep climb! Couple of tips - if you don't have change you can pay for a car park ticket in the visitor centre. And secondly don't be expecting access...More

Thank rthrelfall
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks for leaving your review on Carsington Water. I'm glad that you enjoyed the bike round, even if it was a little bit challenging. We also have canoes to hire, giving you a better look around the water itself. Many Thanks :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent cycling trail, a bit tough uphill at times but a good physical workout !! Cafe sandwich afterwards was a disgrace and overpriced but not the only place to rip you off with poor quality sandwichesMore

Thank SirBradleyW
Severn_Trent_Water, Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review on Carsington Water. Cycling all the way round is a great workout and I'm glad you enjoyed the trail and the views it has to offer. We have lots of picnic benches around the site and a bbq area if...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful place to visit, the views are amazing, its friendly and very welcoming for families or just to walk. There is an 8.5 mile walk all the way round the water there, Take a stroll or a speed walk, cycle, and have a picnic,...More

Thank Ronnie B
Severn_Trent_Water, Owner at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Ronnie for your review I'm really glad you had a great day out with us around Carsington Water, I agree the views are amazing. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk or cycle around. Or bird watching. Nice café with a lovely shop that sells ice cream.More

Thank Adrian M
Severn_Trent_Water, customer care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Adrian for your review Carsington is indeed a beautiful place to walk around. You can also rent bikes and cycle the full route and more. There's a number of hides along the way to watch the birds and wildlife. Ice creams and a lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How fabulous is this place!!! Family friendly. Clean toilets, lots of activities & fun to be had. Ended the day with an ice-cream. Perfect!!!!!More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review!! We totally agree! This is a fabulous day out for all of the family :) It makes us proud when we receive this positive feedback for Carsington and helps us to realise when we are doing things right. We hope...More

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Marta T
5 July 2017|
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Response from Becboo_15 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, they just ask that you remove everything when you go
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SPBurke
30 December 2016|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Although I've been a few times I cannot be sure about wheelchair access but it is modern and ran by the water authority and I'm pretty sure it will be. Call to be sure. Enjoy
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jemazing
19 December 2016|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Not a great deal. You could hire a boat and a nice walk with views but there are other things in the area too.
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