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Great location for a walk

This is one of the favourite locations that I and my fellow ramblers like to use if we want a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jonkathop
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Lovely relaxing country area beautiful scenery great for walks mostly flat aswell some great little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew281014
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the favourite locations that I and my fellow ramblers like to use if we want a longish walk without having to climb challenging hills. The full circuit of Carsington amounts to around 8 miles with plenty of pleasing vistas to enjoy....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SevernTrent W, customer care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the lovely review of the trail around carsington having walked, jogged and cycled the route many times i can agree there is some great vistas and views around the water. I agree that the path does have the occasional challange and hill...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely relaxing country area beautiful scenery great for walks mostly flat aswell some great little shops

Date of experience: January 2018
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SevernTrent W, Cusomter Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the nice review of Carsington. I'm glad you enjoyed walking around and the nice views frm around the water. Hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for a short walk and it was OK. Very quiet. The water level was very low which makes it feel neglected. Quite a few birds on the water and around the edge.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SevernTrent W, customer care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for your review. I am sorry that the water levels were low. The water levels in the reservoir do fluctuate over the year and we are still recovering from the long hot summer we had. The levels should be back to a higher...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped off here for a rest as part of our 30+ miles bike ride. Had some of the tastiest soup we've had for a long while in the retaurant upstairs. Didn't have time to fully explore all of Carsington Waters so would like to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SevernTrent W, customer care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for your review. Its a shame you didn't get to spend longer at the site as the reservoir is a great place to wander around no matter the weather. Hopefully we'll see you back again when then weather is warmer.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Carsington Water with my 2 year old daughter for a nice round the reservoir. The trip round the reservoir is roughly 8 miles long and is nice to cycle round. The path offers some mild terrain and easy paths to follow which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SevernTrent W, customer care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank for you review and I'm sorry you had difficulty with the gates. There are livestock and other wildlife around parts of the reservoir and the gates are there to keep them away from other areas. Hopefully we will see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Carsington Water Caravan site, and it was amazing. We loved it that much, we booked a further 4 nights. Lovely walks, quiet, everything you need. It'll always be our magical place. Great facilities, and great customer service. Highly recommend.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sam, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the site. It really is a lovely place to relax at any time of year. Even at the busier times of years as there's so many different places to walk around the reservoir. I really...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called here to meet up prior to our accommodation being accessible at 4pm. Bright and airy and lift to first floor which suited our accessibility need. Several coffees later followed by a walk the following day. Well worth a visit for a decent walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Margaret Thanks for your review of Carsington Water - it's great to hear you had a nice walk with us for a special birthday. Happy 70th to Mike :) We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carsington is an excellent place to walk or cycle. An orbit of the reservoir is about 6-7 miles which you can walk or cycle. You can take your own bike or hire one from the centre. There’s a large pay and display car park and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello :) Thanks for leaving us such lovely review. We're glad that you enjoy coming here and hope to see you again soon for a nice walk/cycle. Make sure to treat yourself to a nice hot drink or when the warmer weather comes, a lovely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit with lots to see and very interesting on the history of Carsington ,it's location is in a beautiful surroundings but if go go get a all day parking ticket only £5 .well worth a visit .

Date of experience: November 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gary :) Thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon, it's lovely this time of year but make sure you wrap up warm. Many Thanks :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here whilst we were staying in the area. We rode around the 8 mile loop to start with and this was a great little loop. Trails maintained really well and picturesque scenery. It seemed a very popular place with families, walkers and other riders...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Carsington Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Louise, Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you had such a great time both cycling and walking. We hope to see you again soon, make sure you wrap up warm and maybe even treat yourself to a nice hot drink at the end...More

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Hi Sue Carsington is a very popular place for walkers, joggers and cyclists, to be honest not sure about off the lead but you do see plenty of people walking their dogs, I would say definately not swimming. Perhaps you... More
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