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Carsington Water, Ashbourne

(4.4/5 based on 850+ 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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  • It can be good family fun if you take your bikes. Good place for wildlife, many species of birds which you can see close up from hidden cameras. The food is expensive and so are the gift shops. Its no...  more »
  • We were on holiday in the Peak District and decided to take a trip to Carsington Water. We have visited other places similar to Carsington Water and so we expected to visit a place which we could have...  more »
  • This is a beautiful spot and a great place for some exercise. It has lots of points of interest and a really impressive visitor center. Great views across the dam and reservoir. Great place for bird w...  more »