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Carsington Water

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540696
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Water nice place

We visited Carsington on Friday with some friends from Canada. It was a sunny day and it was at its... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christopher P
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
Relax, walk or bike - superb

Whilst I relaxed over a coffee and then ice cream grandchildren and parents biked around Carsington... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average6%
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“water sports” (54 reviews)
“bird watching” (36 reviews)
“severn trent” (27 reviews)
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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

We visited Carsington on Friday with some friends from Canada. It was a sunny day and it was at its absolute best with glistening water, blue skies bright green grass and sprouting plants. I was reminded again what a brilliant place this is to visit...More

Thank Christopher P
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Christopher Thank you for leaving a review. Carsington is such a beautiful place to visit with so many activities which you mentioned above. Hopefully if the weather continues in this good form, you'll be on the bike in no time at all :) Hopefully...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst I relaxed over a coffee and then ice cream grandchildren and parents biked around Carsington - about 9 miles. It really is a lovely place to visit

Thank Jim H
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jim The weather was perfect this weekend especially for an ice cream :) It's such a beautiful place with the scenery to go with it. Hopefully we'll see you again soon

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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the website, it states bike rentals before 10am. I believe, having arived in the evening we were still able to bike hire. and Carsington water is beutiful. we did an eight mile bike ride around the lake, with beutiful pleasent scenary and hills and...More

Thank Bran H
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Bran I couldn't agree more, the bike ride around the reservoir is really enjoyable apart from the hill parts :) Hopefully you'll visit us again soon

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely walk today by the reservoir- lots of cyclists and dogs. Very accessible. Our dog enjoyed a dip in the water.

Thank 186394Rachel
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rachel Thank you for leaving a review :) The weather was glorious this past weekend and i hope the weather was nice for you on your visit. Hopefully you'll visit us again soon

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today I went to Carsington Water with my Partner & our puppy. We had a lovely day & the weather was amazing. There are foot & bike paths that run around the water, & plenty of benches & picnic benches available. We had no problem...More

Thank Veroniiica-x
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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write your review sounds like you had a fantastic day, The weather was fantastic for a trip to Carsington Water. I Hope you found the time for an ice cream, There is also a range of doggy Ice cream...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I have visited carsington water, just decided to drive up from Birmingham and walk the circular route. What a lovely walk, plenty to see, was very relaxing and peaceful. The visitor centre was good with a lot of educational material. Looking forward to...More

Thank BirminghamNoisy
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Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk round the reservoir, I'm sure you saw all the bird hides on your way, where you can view the different species of ducks and birds. It is a brilliant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at Sheepwash carpark (£2.50 for the day) walked all of the way round the reservoir, which, including 3 stops took 3 and a half hours. The paths are well maintained except for one or two isolated muddy spots which is unsurprising with all...More

Thank Emma C
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Severn_Trent_Water, customer relation at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your fantastic review. I'm so glad you had a great walk at Carsington, i also think the icecream was a great choice at the visitor centre! We really hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, I find it so peaceful even when it is busy. So much to see & do. I have visited quite regularly.More

Thank Gillb335
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Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your great review Carsington is a lovely site to visit with plenty to see and do. The site offers water sports, a range of shops, a wildlife center, picnic and wildlife areas. So there is plenty to see and do. Thanks again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk around the reservoir. Takes about 2 & half hours at a reasonable pace. Does get popular later in the day.More

Thank awsmith46
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Severn_Trent_Water, customer service representative at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your great review I'm glad you enjoyed your walk around the reservoir. The site has so much to offer including water sports, wildlife and picnic areas, boat fishing, cycle hire and plenty more. Thanks again for your review and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to walk round if the weathers good ,you pay to park but there's lots to see there ,the visitor centre,cafes and lots of boats and they do water sports ,we took our grandchildren and they loved it ,well worth a...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gary, Thanks for your lovely review on Carsington Water. We hope to see you again soon. When the weather is nicer, we do have bikes to hire that you could try out. Many Thanks :)

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Mari M
25 January 2018|
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Response from Severn_Trent_Water | Property representative |
Hi there isn't a spa within the Severn Trent site but I'm sure there will be one nearby, I hope you will have the time to pop in on your visit :-)
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cancancan488
12 January 2018|
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Response from Severn_Trent_Water | Property representative |
Hi, I'm sorry for the delay in answering your question, only guide dogs are allowed in the building I'm afraid. There is plenty of outside seating that you can sit at with a dog, I know it's not the greatest weather to sit... More
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