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Carsington Water, Ashbourne

(4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II opened Carsington Water, a manmade reservoir whose shorelines host outdoor activities, such as cycling, walking, and fly fishing. Before enjoying the lush natural setting, stop by the visitor's center to pick up info on events and activities. The facilities around the center often host festivals, including the Festival of the Peak. Bring your binoculars for bird-watching and you may catch a glimpse of a little owl, great northern diver, common tern, or Eurasian oystercatcher. Arrange your visit to Carsington Water and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ashbourne using our Ashbourne holiday planner.
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  • We enjoyed the day we walked for miles . A really enjoyable place. The cafe and shops were expensive . We spent a good few hours there and would go again but must remember to carry some bottles of wat...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our day out kids had lots of fun and a jolly good walk around the reservoir the weather helped as it was nice and sunny  more »
  • Really liked it. Great with the kids (6) riding around on bikes while the adult take in a coffee and a walk. Lovely place for a pick nick. Lovely walks. We went on a full overcast day but I would sugg...  more »