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Carsington Water, Ashbourne

4.5
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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. To visit Carsington Water and get the most from your holiday in Ashbourne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ashbourne holiday planner.
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4.6
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  • Beautiful, well maintained and lovely place to visit. Nice shops and very good restaurant with good food, prices and amazing views.  more »
  • We called to sample the early morning food. A nice bacon sandwich & a strong tea was what the doctor ordered! Clean & ample parking. Charges £3 for at least two hours. Pay by card at machine. Busy...  more »
  • We did the full approx 9 mile and was a good walk. Some inclines which weren't too steep, so beautiful scenery with open fields, resovoir and river highlights with some lovely forests along the way.  more »
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  • Good Place for a walk with the family. We did hire bikes and didn’t realise how unfit we were !! Helpful staff, and didn’t break the bank.
  • Best place to go and yell your heart out when you are stressed by something. Long alley surrounding the lake, fresh air and good views.
  • Great place for walking and cycling. Not sure I agree with the amount charged for car parking.
  • Beautiful place for couples, groups of friends and family's. The ice cream is arguably the best i've ever had.
  • Fantastic walk / cycle ride along the reservoir towards the dam, great view of the adjacent road

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