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Carsington Water

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Address: Big Lane, Severn Trent Visitor Centre, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
Phone Number: 01629 540696
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Great for a family bike ride. For the less able like myself you can use the electric bike. I did think the price was a bit steep. Lovely ice cream

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
abdullahmrsimana
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great for a family bike ride. For the less able like myself you can use the electric bike. I did think the price was a bit steep. Lovely ice cream

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Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on a Sunday morning about 11am and had no problem parking. If you walk the 8mile walk do take a picnic as you'll want a pitstop half way round. We took our pet dog but be aware there's not many poo bins so you can end up carrying your pets poop for quite awhile. The scenery is... More 

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nottingham england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first visit here in a wheelchair.First impressions of the car park were good.With staggered disabled spaces at different parts of the car park which I found very good.I noticed too how the pavements there were wide and level with the road which was brilliant..Loved the seats placed all round the walk we were on.If there was 1 thing that... More 

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Thank Maids-Marian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Completed the walk around the reservoir which took about 2 and a half to 3 hours. All paths so a fairly easy walk. Water available for dogs at the visitor centre. Visitor centre is lovely and clean and accessible for everyone. Lots to do for younger kids.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we stayed at the caravan club Carsington Water site and had a walk around the reservoir. it was about a two mile walk from our site to the visitir centre. the weather was glorious and the surroundings were stunning. We stayed and had a beautiful lunch at the Mainsail restaurant - had a chicken and chorizo club sandwich and it... More 

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Services at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the great review. So nice to hear your enjoyed your walk and the sun was shining. The ice creams are my favourite! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely place for everyone play area for children plenty of walks short and if your able to walk you can walk all the way round the water visitor centre and cafe reasonable prices

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Services at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello Karen Thank you for the lovely review. The childrens play area is great and its such a nice walk around, especially in the beautiful weather we are having at the moment. We hope to see you again soon :) More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love taking a trip out here and almost always call in at the Mainsail Restaurant. It has great views over the reservoir and the hills beyond and the food is always top quality, tasty and nicely presented. There are daily specials and a nice range of cakes and drinks. The staff are very helpful and children are well catered... More 

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely review, it sounds like you visit us often :) The views and looking out into the distance is always beautiful and very relaxing. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and that the staff are always helpful. Treat yourself to a cake next time :) We hope to see you again soon More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in Derbyshire for a few days and wanted somewhere nice to go for a picnic. It was the hottest day of the year so we headed for carsington in the hope there would be a breeze from the water and there was, all be it a little one. All day car parking cost £4.50 and we stayed... More 

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write your brilliant review. I'm really glad to hear you made the most of not only the weather but your £4.50 Carsington water is one of my favourite places. Maybe next time it will be a little cooler and you can take full advantage of the bike ride round the water and maybe... More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Carsington is a lovely day out especially on a sunny day, the shops are worth a wonder round with nice staff it was just let down by the cafe, the food was of very poor standard I don't enjoy eating off cardboard plates and drinking out of paper cups! There are far better places to go within this area!!!!

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1 Thank Kirsty B
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry to hear that your Visit was disappointing. Your correct in saying it’s such a lovely day out and also not to mention great value for money. I have passed on your comments on regarding your meal and Next time we hope we can exceed your expectations. We hope to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting , beautiful scenery & good walking . Great day out on a sunny day. Everything's laid out nicely but let down by the main eating areas being grubby. The outdoor eating area looks nice from a distance but close up it's a real disgrace. The rattan furniture is well past it's best with holes in it , the... More 

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