Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

  • 18/03/2016 to 07/11/2016
  • Open to Members & Non-members
  • Earliest arrival time 12:00

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  • 4 out of 5
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  • Kirk Ireton,Ashbourne,Derbyshire,DE6 3JL
  • 01335 370903

Pitches (what are these?)

  • Total pitches 117
  • Hardstanding 106
  • Storage 24
  • Max length = 9 metres

Nestled within an attractive pine plantation, Carsington Water Caravan Club Site in Ashbourne is beautifully landscaped, with pitches in open clearings separated by trees. This gives the caravan park residents privacy and quiet which many appreciate during the busy summer months. Improvements to the toilet block and facilities, including a new drying room, were undertaken in recent years.

Carsington Reservoir, a major attraction in the area, is conveniently adjacent to the Carsington Water Caravan Club Site. A mere 15 minutes walk will bring you to its great selection of leisure facilities including fishing, sailing, windsurfing and a children's playground. The caravan site is also an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful scenery of Dovedale and the surrounding countryside. The local villages, all with excellent pubs and restaurants offering hearty food, are only a three mile stroll away. As you travel around the region exploring, look out for examples of Derbyshire's home grown art - Well Dressing - which happens in many villages from May to September.  


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01 Jul 16 - 14 Jul 16 Adult: £7.30 Child (5-17):£2.00 Pitch: £7.60
15 Jul 16 - 03 Sep 16 Adult: £8.40 Child (5-17):£3.00 Pitch: £10.30
04 Sep 16 - 01 Oct 16 Adult: £7.30 Child (5-17):£2.00 Pitch: £7.60
02 Oct 16 - 20 Oct 16 Adult: £6.60 Child (5-17):£2.00 Pitch: £7.20
21 Oct 16 - 29 Oct 16 Adult: £7.30 Child (5-17):£2.00 Pitch: £7.60
30 Oct 16 - 07 Nov 16 Adult: £6.60 Child (5-17):£2.00 Pitch: £7.20


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  • Parent, baby and toddler washroom facilities
  • Facilities for wheelchair and walking disabled
  • Ideal for families
  • Dog walk on site or nearby
  • Motorhome waste disposal
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • Part hard standings
  • Storage pitches available
  • Within 5 Miles of National Cycle Network
  • Fishing within 5 miles
  • Watersports within 5 miles
  • Wi-Fi internet access

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Excellent site amenities - very popular

4 out of 5

This was our second stay at Carsington. We arrived on Friday evening due to work and school commitments. The site was already very full with less than half a dozen pitches remaining. We were due to be joined by friends but it was clear they would be located some distance from us. The site is very well equipped and beautifully maintained by friendly wardens. Showers and toilets are kept immaculate. It is clearly a popular site, ideally located for weekend visitors from East/West Midlands and S Yorkshire. The local pubs such as the Knockerdown Inn and Miners Arms are especially welcoming with great food.  Carsington Water is on the doorstep with good off road cycling/walking and visitor centre and cafe. Due to the popularity of the site it would be useful if pitches could be booked in advance to ensure friends can be located together.  Our previous stay was in October 2015 which was a much quieter occasion. Excellent site albeit very busy.


4 out of 5

We arrived mid week to a very peaceful and quiet site. It is in a lovely location and there is something really relaxing about the beautiful trees. Although you are in a wood the pitches are separated into small groups and there is plenty of sun light that gets through for the site to feel open - but probably not enough for sun worshippers on many of the pitches! When we arrived we were told they were expecting 70 at the end of the week. It was a pity that extra pitches appeared to be created on some grass verges - one van was right on the edge of the road. This made the site feel too crowded and we were pleased to be leaving on the Saturday. Apart from that the wardens were helpful and the site was well maintained and the toilet block absolutely spotless. The flowers all around the site were a very lovely addition. Will return but mid week!

Good location though pitches a little close.

5 out of 5

We stayed Thursday to Monday. It was great until the noisy kids arrived though on the Friday! We picked what we thought would be a quiet pitch at the far end of the site and all was well until a family arrived and spoilt the peace. I have nothing against children, however I do object to people not respecting other peoples space or privacy. Despite there being numerous signs around the site stating 'no balls games' said family allowed their children to have a rounders game right by our caravan and thought nothing of whacking their ball at our car! Now the positives, the locations is great, the site is immaculate, the showers and toilets are excellent and the staff efficient and very pleasant. We had a meal at the Red Lion in Hognaston and had a lovely night. A good old fashioned pub as pubs used to be. Great steak, dog friendly and lovely friendly locals. Back to the topic of the site and we felt the pitches were a little on top of each other where we were. I think it would be a good idea to have family areas where families could all pitch and 'enjoy' each others kids. All in all its a good site but I doubt we will stay again.

Things to do nearby


  • WalkingA good walking route from the site is Carsington Water. The Tissington and High Peak trails are about 6 miles from the site.

  • CyclingA local cycle route near the site is around Carsington Water. The nearest National Cycle Network route to this site is Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed (Pennine Cycle Way) Route 68, OS ref SK250546.

  • Nearby Sustrans cycle routes

Local amenities

  • Town (Ashbourne)

  • Supermarket (The closest are Sainsbury’s, Somerfield and the Co-op in Ashbourne, about 4.5 miles from the site)

  • Places of worship (C of E, Catholic, Methodist, United Reformed and Pentecostal Churches are in Ashbourne.)

Attractions and events

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  • Attraction
  • Member offer
  • The Red Lion Inn

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    Distance: 1.2 miles
    Member offer

    17th Century old world pub with freshly cooked barmeals, and a al carte menu.

  • Galley Café

    Carsington, Derbyshire

    Distance: 1.3 miles
    Member offer

    The Visitor Centre contains an exhibition on the story of Carsington, the local countryside and Severn Trent Water. Catering and shops are available for all tastes. Watersports and cycle hire are available at the main visitor site.

  • Carsington Water Fishery

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    Distance: 1.3 miles
    Member offer

    No description available

  • Cycle & Electric Bike Hire

    Carsington, Derbyshire

    Distance: 1.3 miles
    Member offer

    We offer services ranging from hire and basic tuition for absolute beginners through to training courses for experts and instructors. The activities on offer include: Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Raft Building.

  • Carsington Water Visitor Centre

    Carsington, Derbyshire

    Distance: 1.3 miles
    Member offer

    The visitor centre contains an exhibition on the story of Carsington, the local countryside and Severn Trent Water. Catering and shops are available for all tastes. Watersports and cycle hire are available at the main visitor site.

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  • Earliest arrival time: 12:00
  • Postcode: DE6 3JL
  • GPS co-ordinates: Lat: 53.04414 Lon: -1.62705
  • OS ref: 119 : SK250497
  • Sites directory map number: H7
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    Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, as this will navigate you to the rear entrance. Please do not attempt narrow route from Kirk Ireton, or use A52 from west due to steep gradients. Turn left off the A517 (Ashbourne – Belper) in Hulland Ward at the signpost to Carsington Water into Dog Lane. In 0.75 mile at the crossroads turn right at the brown signpost to Carsington Water. The site is on the right in 1 mile.

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