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Perfect for a leisurely unstrenuous walk

Sat next to the East Lancs Road in St Helens, Carr Mill (or Carmill as it was originally called... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
A great walk for the not so ambitious

Starting off from the pub on the car park a pleasant walk around the dam can take around an hour or... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2019
St Helens, United Kingdom
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East Lancashire Road, St Helens WA11 9AD, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I’ve lived in the area for 39 years and can honestly say I’ve never got bored of carr mill dam. You could be anywhere when your having a walk around it and feel so chilled with the peace and scenery and the Boathouse is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 208eddie
Reviewed today via mobile

We take the dogs round here a lot it's a great walk and there's a wonderful cafe and bar in the boat house run by some lovely people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jcaglover
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Smells... full of debris and trash... condoms and waste all over the paths and woods... kids in hoodies causing trouble and a great place to erm... avoid!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Al A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sat next to the East Lancs Road in St Helens, Carr Mill (or Carmill as it was originally called) Dam is a nice pleasant body of water with a good few paths around it. The going is not strenuous in the least and a decent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ropentastones
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

I quite often walk around here to clear my thoughts lovely area especially on a summers day and right next to the waterside pub for a quick drink

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anonymous1985s
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Starting off from the pub on the car park a pleasant walk around the dam can take around an hour or so. It is mostly flat with only minor inclines suitable for most able bodied people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve8313
Reviewed 1 February 2019

I have walked the paths around Carr Mill Dam many times over the past twenty years and I never get tired of it! It’s a great walking there through every season and it’s nice to see the dam in sunshine, mist and snow. It will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I visited carr mill dam for a walk around and was surprised to find all different wildlife around the dam. Well worth going for a walk but no proper paths

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank T2189LGpaula
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Large lake, biggest in Merseyside, power boat racing, good walks up to an hour or so, lots of woodland ( and mud in winter) small wild deer that most people do not even know exist. Water birds including the kingfisher. Fishing is also popular with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fairclough694
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Quite nice to visit. Great walk around dam. Balcony on back of warterside pub and front too. Pretty good food too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris W
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17 March 2019|
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Response from bluebear1905 | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure about that one! They have power boat racing, water skiing etc so don't know why you can't snorkel. However, it would probably be better if you got in touch with the boat house on the dam as they could give you a... More
16 February 2019|
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Response from bluebear1905 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are a few paths suitable for a scooter but not many. If you park at the Waterside pub and set off around the dam in an anti clockwise direction the paths are quite good up the boat house which is just under half a... More
Kerry B
17 September 2018|
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Response from Lisa222567890 | Reviewed this property |
You may want to check with the boathouse