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Good place to walk or sail

Carsington is an excellent place to walk or cycle. An orbit of the reservoir is about 6-7 miles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sardev2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Our trip out

Great place to visit with lots to see and very interesting on the history of Carsington ,it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
garybednall1-uk
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We went to Carsington, took a picnic with us and sat on one of the fields overlooking the water it was very relaxed and enjoyable would definitely go again.

Thank Ktdavies87
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

All round great facilities from a restaurant to a shop or 3, a walk round the reservoir and splendid weather.
The food was prepared to order and came swiftly!

Thank ScotinEngland
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great water sports, canoeing sailing and lots to do even if its just a simple walk around the reservoir.

Thank ThePowerNapper
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We parked in the car park, with a charge of £4.50 for the length of time we planned. Took a bike ride round lake, which is well signed and covers a mixture of landscape (gentle slopes, through trees, across meadows etc.) Many paths are divided to keep walkers and bikers apart for short areas which is good. Can ride all round the lake now which is great. Good places to stop for picnics etc. and plenty of benches when you've just completed a 'hill'. The Centre next to the car park is a good mix of shops and food outlets, ice cream etc.

Thank elizabethaZ6851ZJ
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

No cost to this attraction and you can walk or bike all the way round which is apparently 9 miles if you wish! Nice to visit on a sunny day, as we did, see some wildlife and enjoy the walk. We probably did a total of 2 miles and stopped off at a bird hide en route to see what we could identify on the lake.

There are loads of activities to do, everything from fishing to sailing to windsurfing. Carsington was used by the RAF for bombing practice, easy to see why - its vast. There is still a brick look out tower that you can climb although the trees are much taller now and you can only just see the lake from the top.

So, its a free attraction, a great place to walk or ride or walk the dog! Worth a visit, take a picnic with you.

Thank Ian B
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