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Carsington Water

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540696
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Nice walk!

For what is essentially a large pond, it was a good day out. Having parked at the Millfields car... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keith T
,
Leicester, England
Lovely walk with nice meal

Carsington water has something for everyone. The visitor centre shows interesting facts with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sonia G
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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+44 1629 540696
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For what is essentially a large pond, it was a good day out. Having parked at the Millfields car park, which wasn't expensive, we walked to the visitor centre. Here there are a few shops and a café and the information centre. This gives lots...More

Thank Keith T
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Keith Many thanks for the nice review , I am glad you found the visitor centre intresting and had a nice day out. I also agree this time of year is lovley following the path around with the autumn changes to the trees and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Carsington water has something for everyone. The visitor centre shows interesting facts with activities for children and outside is a very large picnic area and play park. There are ample toilets and also outside cafe and ice cream parlour and a few shops. The walk...More

Thank Sonia G
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Sonia, Thanks for leaving your lovely review on Carsington Water. I always make sure I try a different ice-cream every time I go but now it's getting colder I might to opt for a warmer treat, maybe a hot chocolate from the cafe. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby was so delighted he was able to hire a mobility scooter to view and enjoyed the vast expanse of carsington 0n our selected walk much wildlife and scenic views. Seats placed here and there for me and the dog to rest. Watching many cyclists...More

Thank norfolkkenmare
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review. I'm really glad you, hubby and the dog had a great time enjoying the walk and views of Carsington water. When the summer months arrive, it definitely comes in to its own as a stunning...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked at the visitor centre (£4.70 for all day) and followed the red walk which amounted to 8 miles. The paths are well maintained and directional posts mean you can't get lost! The walk is fairly easy although there are a couple of steep...More

Thank Andrew P
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social Advisor at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your wonderful feedback in regards to your recent visit. I'm glad you was able to have a great day out here and have a brilliant walk around the reservoir. There is a longer walk you can tackle, if your dogs are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk round the water is beautiful, it wasn't busy at all due to out of season, so my dog had a whale of a time. It was so peaceful, again not sure how it would be peak season. I didn't park so no idea...More

Thank Horseydjc
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social Advisor at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent visit. I'm glad you was able to experience the peaceful breathtaking views from the reservoir from your visit. I'm sorry to hear about the cafe, however, when the weather picks up, you can always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is nice flat walk brilliant if you want to see the beauty of the world. I have only done the 8 mile walk but would 100% recommendMore

1  Thank Daisy A
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social Advisor at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your lovely feedback in regards to your recent visit. I'm glad you was able to experience the beauty of the reservoir on your trip. There is so much more to do here, especially in the summer time, so I hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to a locals Carsington Water is Derbyshire on sea, it is very large and is the last reservoir to be built in the twentieth century, lots to see. The restaurant is excellent, and well provided for disable people, lift to the restaurant, coffee and...More

1  Thank maxmindy
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your review on Carsington Water Im so glad you enjoyed your time here, its great to hear you had a lovely time at the restaurant aswell We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This reservoir (owned by Severn Trent Water) offers a well-maintained and mostly flat 8 1/2 mile circular walk, with pleasant scenery and lots of bird life. There is a good cafe and also a restaurant at the Visitors’ Centre, as well as a couple of...More

1  Thank Heathermacc
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your review on your day at Carsington Water I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery and your day out, we really hope to see you again soon. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SHMBO and I have walked around Carsington Water a few times now. Nice leisurly walk around the lake, then head straight for the cafe to have a Pastie and cup of well deserved tea.More

Thank Keith R
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Keith Thanks for the review I am glad that you have enjoyed your visits to Carsington and continue to enjoy walking around the lake . After a nice walk a pastie and nice cup of tea seem to hit the spot :) Well deserved...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative exhibits, providing some astonishing facts. Some amusing interactive exhibits. Two places to eat on site as well as gift shops, a welcome break whilst walking around the reservoir.More

Thank 208John
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John Thanks for your review of Carsington I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the site and had a good wonder around the reservoir and had a look at the visitor centre saw some intresting things. I think the what ends up...More

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30 August 2017|
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Response from andrewthorp | Reviewed this property |
Carsington Water has coach parking
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Margaret C
16 August 2017|
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Response from Rita W | Reviewed this property |
Yes but obviously on a lead
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