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Carsington Water

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540696
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First rate day out

There are 3 places to park your car, with reasonable prices. The smaller ones are a bit cheaper... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Arty26
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sunny day out

We took our 9 month old for her first picnic then had a walk round. The facilities are great and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becboo_15
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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

There are 3 places to park your car, with reasonable prices. The smaller ones are a bit cheaper than the main one. We printed instructions for the circular 8 mile walk. There's a decent pub lunch break on the route, so park on the roads...More

Thank Arty26
Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Thanks for your great review of Carsington Water. Carsington is a beautiful site, with lots to do for everyone and all ages. Well done on doing the 8 mile route, there is a one mile and three mile route available also if you fancied...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 9 month old for her first picnic then had a walk round. The facilities are great and there are lots of trails to walk. The ice cream shop is a mustMore

Thank Becboo_15
Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thanks for your great review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great day and a picnic is such a good idea when it's nice weather, also Carsington does allow barbecues in certain areas of the site which might be an idea...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called today to walk the dog. The reservoir is beautiful and has a host of water activities bootable at the water centre and a visitor centre with information on the reservoir, shops very good toilets and the mainsail restaurant. The mainsail offers food all day...More

Thank Tom277
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tom, Thanks for the great review your right Carsington Is a brilliant day out with plenty of things to do for all of the Family. If you get the chance take a look on the Severn Trent Website, There are a list of our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Choose hear for some lunch, whilst the food was very nice, jacket potato and a chicken stack. We also ordered a pot of tea for two, it was very, very weak, on looking in the teapot they had only put one tea bag in. My...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carsington is a beautiful area in the peak district,stunning scenery many great walks,short and long. parking is cheap,and plenty of park up. Lovely cafè,reasonable prices or take your own picnic where there are lots of grassy areas to sit and have a bite to eat....More

Thank bigtruck61
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review of Carsington Water. Whether you are enjoying the scenery on one of the many trails, or taking up a spot of windsurfing there is plenty to see and do here. I'm glad that you had a lovely day,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to cycle or walk... and its car free so no need to worry about traffic. Two visitor centres and plenty of parkingMore

Thank Debbie N
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review The location is perfect for cycling and walking, you can spend the whole day here or even just a stroll through, as we have many visitors every day the car parking spaces are essential We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and two friends took our horses for a ride around the waters. What a fantastic morning we had. Its such a beautiful ride with stunning views. It Took just over 2 hours. We'll certainty be going back for another fantasic day.

Thank Malcolm S
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and it wasn't too hot for the horses, the views really are stunning and can be enjoyed in any weather. We hope to see you soon Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here for a bite of lunch and then a quiet afternoon stroll. We ate in the main restaurant upstairs in the visitors' centre. My wife had the homemade burger, which she said was probably the tastiest burger she'd ever had, and I had shepherd's...More

Thank ContactFrame
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review I'm really glad you enjoyed your day and the food which we had on offer for you, the menu is very reasonably priced and to a high standard. You chose a great day to come and visit and i'm sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been tired going up and down at Height of Abraham, we stopped at Carsington Water for tea. The view was amazing. As it was a sunny day the water was perfect. We had a nice walk along the side of the lake. Fantastic way...More

Thank Amirah D
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your lovely review The view really is something else and you chose the perfect day to sit back and relax, we are really glad you enjoyed your afternoon and hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some lovely walks around the reservoir and visitor centre. Disappointing that dogs have to be on leads, it would be nice if there were some areas they could be let off.More

Thank NessieNoo
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello :) Thank you for leaving a review There is really nice walks here at Carsington, whether it's a short walk or a more long distance challenge. We do ask to keep dogs on their leads and this is for the safety of all of...More

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SPBurke
Are there any facilities to make any part of the lake accessible by wheel chair? Do you have motorised scooters for use by disabled people?
29 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
Is there anything for young children
18 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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Gab6674
Can you use your own kayak on the lake or do you have to hire them?
29 November 2016|
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Response from Severn_Trent_Water | Property representative |
Hi Gab6674, Water sports are permitted on the water but have to be arrange through the Carsington Sports and Leisure. Visitors are asked not to launch their own boats or inflatables.
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