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Carsington Water, Ashbourne

4.5
#2 of 11 in Nature in Derbyshire
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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  • August 19, 2017
    Worth a visit if you're passing. Visitor centre fun, Nice walks around the lake. Good views from cafe,  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Always known about it but only decided to visit when i saw the the big large sign as we were travelling back to our hotel in Bakewell from a visit to Ashbourne.£2.50 was the cost for a couple of hours...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    cycled round here a couple of times and also great for walking. the scernery is lovely and there's a nice area to sit for a drink and relax.  more »

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