Carsington Water, Ashbourne
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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started at the visitor centre and went towards sailing club , the usual 4.50 car park but the visitor centre has to be supported, the cheaper car parks enroute do not offer any facilities . expect som... read more »
A lovely place to stretch your legs by the water, a good even all weather path makes it possible all year around whatever the weather. The wind does whip across the water though so wrap up warm. It is... read more »
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Good walk, good park picnic and BBQ areas, shops are pricey have deep pockets. Parking a bit expensive too. Gets quite busy in peak times. Kids like the play area.
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