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Carsington Water

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Address: Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Windy day

A lovelly place to walk around well planned walks and cycle ways plenty of car parking places but still full

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gypsy60_11
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovelly place to walk around well planned walks and cycle ways plenty of car parking places but still full

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Thank Gypsy60_11
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. It is such a beautiful place to visit, there is so much scenery and wildlife you can see as well. Hopefully when you visit us next time, it'll be glorious sunshine. More 

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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely to walk/run/cycle around throughout the year. There are various routes around the reservoir all of differing lengths, as well as a selection of shops, eateries and a free visitor's centre. A day's parking in the main car park is a little on the higher side but worth it.

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Thank Tom W
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Tom Thank you for having time to leave a review. There is a lot of activities to do at Carsington as you mentioned above, we do also offer various water sport activities as well. I hope you'll visit us again soon More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely spot in Derbyshire for walking, picnicking, cycling and water sports. Visited on an overcast windy day but still found area to have a picnic in sheltered spot. Lots of dog walkers about but all were well controlled and on leads. Ideal place for families to have time outdoors for short or long walks, children's play area and shops. Full... More 

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Thank Shirley L
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi, I'm so glad you had a lovely time at Carsington Water, even if the weather wasn't the sunniest. there is so much to see and do here, perhaps when the weather is a little warmer you could try some of the watersports. We have kayaking, windsurfing and row boat hire available. I hope you come to visit again soon,... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited carsington water at Halloween as we were staying at the caravan site. We loved it here. There's loads to do and in summer I can imagine just spending the whole day without needing much more than a picnic and a few games. We ate in the cafe and the food was lovely. Good portion sizes and good value... More 

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a lovely afternoon at Carsington with the family. It really is a great way to spend your weekend relaxing by the water. We hope to see you again soon now the weather will start to warm up :) Thanks More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place very recently and have visited many times previously. On arrival there is ample car parking set out around a visitor centre which has a restaurant ( which is nice ) and shops . Parking is a bit steep so a day ticket would be the best value. On this occasion I was with friends for a trudge... More 

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Thank 202Mikey
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Services at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Mikey, Thanks for leaving such a great review on your day out to Carsington! I'm so glad you managed to fit so much in and get to see what Carsington has to offer. The car parking fee helps pay for the facilities on site, not only the car parks but also the maintenance and improvement of the site- from... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on Monday morning with my elderly parents. We tried to hire one of the two mobility scooters in advance but this wasn't possible as they are on a first-come-first-served basis. We were successful and hired one for what I thought was a reasonable £2.50 per hour. In fact from my experience I thought the pricing of both the... More 

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Thank MarvNotts
Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for having time to leave a review based on your most recent visit I'm glad to hear you was able to hire one and the reservoir is just over 8 miles so, it's a very long walk if you'd ever want to give it ago :) We do get a lot of people visit ourselves due to... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we will return with the boys, staff were helpful, coffee was nice, shops were expensive or charity. area was nice and can be walked or biked we would have stopped longer but it was snowy and haily and freezing - must dress better next time

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for leaving a review regarding your recent visit. We do offer a lot of activities here, so you can walk around the reservoir or even consider biking it :) Hopefully when you visit us again next time the weather will be nice and sunny More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely walk and area. Lots of wildlife to see. Nice eating area and restaurant with OK food - could be better.

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Thank Alan W
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks for your lovely review of Carsington Water. You're right the walk is great and the views and wildlife on site truly are beautiful. We're glad you enjoyed your food and stay with us and hope to see you again soon More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a recommendation, having travelled over an hr to get here my initial impression was disappointing as it was quite busy even for a Tuesday, and I was lead to believe the circular walk was just going to be concrete paths from what the Seven Trent ticket lady said...but happy days I was pleasantly surprised that as... More 

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Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social advisor at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback on your trip to Carsington Water. As the views and area are so beautiful, the area can get a little busy, however, as there are so many things to do and such a large walking area, the walks around the lake are quiet and relaxing, especially the longer ones! I'm glad you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place. We walked the route round carsington water which is about 7 miles. It is very popular with cyclists and dog walkers. A very enjoyable afternoon with a stop at the cafe for a pasty and coffees which was nice but a little over priced!

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Thank Susan H
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Services at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review on your day out to Carsington. It is perfect for a relaxing walk or cycle, especially in the sunshine now it seems to be warming up! Food prices vary from £1.25 to £8.95, depending on whether you want a snack, cake or main meal. We are easily... More 

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