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Carsington Reservoir

Hognaston DE6 1ST, England
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just right for a winter walk

Good walk on decent surfaced path was just right for a winter walk following a few days of snow and... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
UKCarolL
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Good Variety

We enjoyed a really nice quick lunch in the restaurant and then did the Purple Route. Three miles... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Graham J
,
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Hognaston DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Good walk on decent surfaced path was just right for a winter walk following a few days of snow and rain. Coffee in visitors centred most welcome.

Thank UKCarolL
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We enjoyed a really nice quick lunch in the restaurant and then did the Purple Route. Three miles partly along the reservoir dam and partly just away from the water (which was a nice change for a reservoir walk. The path was really well marked....More

Thank Graham J
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I walk my dog along and around this reservoir most weekends. The round walk is interesting and good underfoot. Best to get there earlier as can get busy at peak times. Parking is better and cheaper at the Sheep-wash car park. Fair amount of bird...More

Thank Muzzydad
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We did the full walk approximately 12k its is predominantly flat but does have a few steep parts. Take plenty of water it's ideal to have a picnic halfway round but take note there are no toilets was once you leave the visitor centre until...More

Thank Nigelpg57
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

As a family we enjoyed cycling around the reservoir, it was a nice easy route- very family friendly. The visitor centre was a great stop off for coffee and ice cream.

Thank GracieNorthumberland
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked around the reservoir which was about 8 miles in all, it was a undulating walk but not difficult. The scenery was peaceful and relaxing with plenty of wildlife to watch. Would take the bikes next time as lots of cycle routes.

Thank yvonnejamieson29
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took the dog here regularly while staying in the area. A nice walk around the water, and plenty to see with birds and boats. A nice selection of shops at the visitor centre.....parking to be paid for

Thank Crew-Sing
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Did the complete circle walk around the restoring, circa 8 miles on 21st Jan. Wind was cold enough to freeze your face off but feel so much better for being out and about. Just what the doctor ordered. Paths are a combination of gravel and...More

Thank JCB933
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a must see if you are in the area, as it is perfect for walking, biking or running. Our dog loved it and we took him every day here for his PM walk. It is clean and the pathways are in very good...More

Thank Roger W
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Came here in the summer for a walk. The paths are beautifully situated around the reservoir and have clearly marked. Free from litter and dog dirt too!! We enjoyed our walk and look forward to coming again soon .

Thank AMY B
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