Carsington Water Caravan Club Site (REF : BWP)

Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3JL

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Nestled within an attractive pine plantation, Carsington Water Club Site in Ashbourne is beautifully landscaped, with pitches in open clearings separated by trees. This gives the Derbyshire 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 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 within two to three miles. 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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

A good walk from the site is around Carsington Water (8 miles), and the Peak District National Park and High Peaks offer outstanding walking.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsburys (MH access), Co-Op, Waitrose and Aldi (MH access) in Ashbourne, about 6 miles from the site.

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Directions

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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DE6 3JL
GPS:
Lat 53.04414 / Lon -1.62705
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OS field ref:
SK250497
OS map ref:
119
Handbook map ref:
H7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ashbourne and Matlock
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Derby

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Not good for dogs! Too many restrictions

I was really looking forward to my visit to Carsington Water, as had been many years ago. The facilities on the site were up to the usual Club standards, and I even like the idea of a dog shower. I was with 2 other ladies and we had a number of dogs between us. This was where I found a problem, we went onto the dog walk and the sign stated dogs must be on a lead, can understand close to pitches but there were areas where our dogs could have had a run. Understand about livestock being in fields, but dog owners take this into consideration. Thought no more about it until we got down by the lakeside. Everywhere was DOGS ON LEADS. Feel as though other reviews have been a bit misleading when said that it is great for dogs. Wont be coming back, which is a shame as its in a lovely area
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Autumnal break

Our second stay here. A superb setting , this site is one of the best we've been to . Really picturesque amongst pine woodland, just a walk away from a lovely walk to reservoir . Perfect location, especially during the crisp autumn sunshine. Facilities are spotless and the wardens were very friendly . Would definitely recommend!

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All perfectly fine, despite a few reservations

This site ticked a lot of boxes for us for an autumn stay. It is located brilliantly for walks and bike rides around the reservoir. It is nestled in a picturesque pine woodland and makes for a quiet site generally, despite being very popular. The site was extremely busy and, after a lot of rain (which can't be helped!) extremely wet also. 2 sets of fireworks well past 10.30pm on one night (just off the site, so again, can't be helped) were unfortunate. The staff did an excellent job in keeping the toilet and shower facilities clean, however, pot-holes and poor lighting made evening strolls to the block a little challenging and eventful, especially after the wet weather.
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Limit on dogs per unit or site . Members should state how many dogs they are bringing when booking. We have been a member for just over a year now and this is the subject that makes us reconsider staying with the club. When you read site reviews the topic that always comes up is Dog mess, inconsiderate dog owners , noise from dogs , large amount of dogs per unit yet nothing has been done to address this problem. The club is excellent providing dog walks and bins but the sheer number of dogs at most sites is starting to give credence to the argument that dogs should be charged. Since the club provides facilities for dogs the associated cost should be covered. On this visit with inclement weather it was more noticeable the amount of dogs tethered outside units rather than taken to the dog walk. The wardens and the facilities the club provide on this site are superb and the level of cleaning in the Toilet blocks is excellent
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A fabulous season

We have just spent a season on this site and have enjoyed every month of it. The facilities have been clean and cared for on every visit we made. the only thing I would say is sometimes only half the toilets and showers have been open, the rest have been locked off. The wardens have been excellent, especially Glen and Sue the assistant wardens, they would always go that extra mile to help us out when needed. There are plenty of places to visit near by and Carsington water is a short stroll away Thanks again for a fabulous season
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