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Carsington Water, Ashbourne
(4.4/5 based on 800+ 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 visited here today, we didn't park in the visitor centre car park, parked at one at the top, which is a £1.50 cheaper. And from there walked to the centre about 45 mins, couldn't have asked for bet...  more »
  • We called here to just sit and people watch ,there are quite a few different activities taking place at the centre ,we really enjoyed watching the sailing ,how do they manage to miss each other while ...  more »
  • Some nice walks here...either long or short so good for dogs too. The cafe is excellent for food and drinks but the exhibition mostly about water saving and disposal was superb and would be great for ...  more »