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Carsington Water, Ashbourne

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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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  • 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 »
  • As the years creep by and the bones get stiffer we look for areas to visit that make it easier to get around. Carsington is great for us as the walks are easily accessible and quite flat. The cafe is ...  more »
  • Visited here with our 20 month old daughter. It costs £4.70 to park all day a bargain! The play area is massive with a special area for younger children. My daughter loved it. The visitor centre has s...  more »

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