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Carsington Water

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540696
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Great walk

Visited on our way to our campsite for a wander, walked the circular route which was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margey61
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Okay

Didn’t really rate this, just a large-expanse of water but nothing of natural beauty, probably good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
J2674SBhelenk
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“water sports” (58 reviews)
“bird watching” (37 reviews)
“severn trent” (30 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 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on our way to our campsite for a wander, walked the circular route which was very enjoyable, lots of wildlife to see. The visitor centre is well equipped, clean and inviting, catering for a wide range of guests

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn’t really rate this, just a large-expanse of water but nothing of natural beauty, probably good if you want to do water sports

Thank J2674SBhelenk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous scenery, nice play area and icecream bar. Friendly staff. And some lovely person even handed our back pack in when we left it behind. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Juliet H
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Juliet Thanks for your review Its great to hear you had a good time at Carsington Water Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best to park at the Sheepwash car park for viewing wildlife. There are short walks in both directions to bird hides and there's always something interesting to see. We've seen reed buntings, baby long tailed tits, little grebe and rabbits ! You can hire canoes...More

Thank CathyGilman
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Cathy Thanks for your review Nature at its best! Always something interesting to see hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Lots going on during our visit. Lots to do for children. Visitor centre interesting with interactive exhibits for kids. We had a great cycle around the reservoir. Quite a lot of young children on the route although it was a bit difficult in...More

Thank marcus49
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Marcus Thank you for your great review. Really glad you enjoyed Carsington Water Hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing and it’s worth coming here to have a look. There is everything here for couples, families and kids. You can do the 8.5 mike walk around the reservoir or cycle it. We came here on a Sunday when the weather was...More

Thank Hscmr
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thank you for your review With the great weather we have been having its a added bonus. Hope you had enough sun cream on :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun and lots to do. We did the cycling and water activities and both were easy to book and very memorable for the entire family. Would certainly recommend if in the area.

Thank Feras K
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Feras Thanks for your lovely review Glad you enjoyed the great activities we have at Carsington - hope you captured some of your memories

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two mobility scooters available to hire at a small fee. The site has good paths. Lovely little shopping area. Plenty of birds to see, and butterflies and beautiful damsel flies.

Thank caz666Shrewsbury
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SevernTrent W, Front Office Manager at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thank you for your review Its great to hear you had a good time at Carsington Water Thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

would really recommend this attraction such a beautiful place. Great parking and picnic sites with really nice walks

Thank terrytach
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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Terry Thanks for the nice review of the site. I am glad you enjoyed the walks around and had a nice day. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times parking is £3 for 2 hours or £5 per day. I guess it depends on what your looking for. Felt quite commercialised and not where we were at with dogs... we left and went to...More

Thank jatherall
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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Thank you for your review. Dogs are very welcome on site but the reason we say to keep them on leads is for the safety of all our visitors, their pets, the livestock on site and to protect the wonderful wildlife we get around...More

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Emilybrion
25 June 2018|
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Response from SevernTrent W | Property representative |
Hi, The paths are all stoned with a loose limestone surface making them suitable for bicycles, push chairs etc. This is a family-friendly route but there are some hills and bends on the track so we ask everyone to take care... More
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paulineplondon
17 June 2018|
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Response from Jon G | Reviewed this property |
As has already been said... but to answer your specific question.... YES you can
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Saima S
22 May 2018|
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Response from welshmannottingham | Reviewed this property |
Once you cross the stepping stones there is a small area where you can have a paddle, but there are stones in the water so bare foot is not advisable.
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