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Carsington Water

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

Good size walk mostly on the flat. Car park charge of £3.50 for 4 hours ( I think ). Several craft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leejosh7303
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyable trip worth the visit

Although me and my family visited on a chilly day we had a brilliant time the kids thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peggysue1233
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good size walk mostly on the flat. Car park charge of £3.50 for 4 hours ( I think ). Several craft shops on site along with a few eating places. The only toilets available are near to the visitor centre so make sure you go...More

Thank Leejosh7303
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Many thanks for the nice review of the site. I am glad you had a good walk around and managed to spot some of the wildlife along the way . Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although me and my family visited on a chilly day we had a brilliant time the kids thoroughly enjoyed the play area and loved seeing all the boats on the water. We would have liked to hire bicycles and will definitely be returning on our...More

Thank peggysue1233
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your day at Carsington. It really is a lovely day out especially for the kids on the play area! We really hope to see you again soon and it is definitely worth hiring out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's lovely here. Great for walks or cycle rides around the reservoir - about 8 miles all the way round or even just a leisurely stroll around Stones Island. The visitor centre is worth seeing and we always enjoy the bird hide. Although...More

Thank smith1265
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Thanks for having time to leave a review :) It's a beautiful place to visit and their so much scenery and also activities to do here. I'd recommend to do the water sports, i've done them a few times and they're really good fun...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a walk round and called in the shops and enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine. An enjoyable and interesting place to visit.More

Thank Winelover19
Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your great review, I'm glad you had an enjoyable walk around the site, Carsington Water does have some lovely views. The site also does hold events and day activites, and has picnic area to enjoy in the warmer weather. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Carsington Water on a regular basis. It’s a lovely place. We often get a coffee and ice cream at the shop in the court yard. Water sports are brilliant too, especially the ones during the summer holidays.More

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

Hi Hayley Thank you for your review It's such a lovely place to visit with spectacular scenery. If you do visit us again soon, make sure to wrap up warm as it can get very cold and top it off with a coffee :) Hopefully...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Carsington Water and go there regularly either on our own or with our granddaughter. On our own, we make the 8 mile walk around the perimeter of the reservoir a regular event. It is a good walk, traffic free, with a choice of...More

Thank Johnman1
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your fantastic review of Carsington ! It's a fantastic walk for all weathers with lovely views - if it has rained you're best to wear your wellies just in case ! After all that walking what better way to finish off with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Open all year round and free to enter with just a few pounds to pay for the car park (know your car registration plate!). Visitor centre, a couple of delightful shops, cafe, toilets. Indoor and outdoor seating and good for dog walking. A few pieces...More

Thank Vlillik
Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your great review We are so glad you had a lovely day - i agree it really is a great day out at any time of the year. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent few days in The Dales, we spent most of one day at this attraction. It's a delightfully peaceful place, and offers a range of attractions to enjoy. The Visitors Centre is very well organised. The exhibition is very informative, and the cafe...More

Thank frankart_10
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Many thanks for the detailed review of the visitor site and the lake. Nice to hear your visit was both infromative and you were able to have a pleasent walk around the waters. Very peacefull and refreshing to walk the whole loop at this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed up to Carsington as recommended by the guide booklets. The weather was very mild for November so we had a nice stroll around the main visitor centre area and up to the play area for the kids. There is a small exhibition room...More

Thank Catterallwhite
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Many thanks for the review of the site . I am glad you enjoyed the stroll around and you managed to have a look around the site. Sorry if the cyclists on site took away from the enjoyment of the walk but we do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk of around 8miles around the lake took us a little over 3.5 hours and that was with a quick stop at the nice looking pub called the miners arms for a coke. Starting on the west side of the lake we took the...More

Thank APowney
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social Advisor at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your amazing feedback in regards to your recent visit. I'm glad you was able to experience a fantastic walk and also a great coffee as our centre. I hope you and your pooch was able to see the beauty of the...More

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Chrisseyengland
2 November 2017|
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Response from Alexander L | Reviewed this property |
Early in the year the water was quite high but with the weather and general reduction in rain and the supple to other areas hence a lowering of levels
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Martin B
23 October 2017|
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Response from Heathermacc | Reviewed this property |
Parking was about £4 for the afternoon I think.
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Suzanne H
13 October 2017|
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Response from rachysetty | Reviewed this property |
Really good and I had my 2.5 year old and 5 year old all over the 2 play areas that were there. They loved it and I saw much older kids playing too. Maybe up to 12 years.
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