Carsington Water Caravan Club Site (REF : BWP)
Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3JLView on map
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 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.
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.
- DE6 3JL
- Lat 53.04414 / Lon -1.62705
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- 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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A family of four, this was our second stay, having previously stayed in October 2016 and I would have to say the site has not changed at all, still as great as the first time. The wardens were friendly, welcoming and helpful from the moment we arrived during a busy Good Friday check-in until we left. The facilities were well-kept to high standards throughout the time we were there. Despite the site being very busy the noise levels were relatively lower than expected considering the amount of families staying. The site provides a good amount of sunshine and shade when required and the pitches were well maintained. During our stay we explored Ashbourne which was lovely and Dovedale which was an amazing place to see whether you want to take the relaxing walk from Ilam to the Stepping Stones and paddle in the stream or be more adventurous by going up Thorpe Cloud or one of the other hills in the surrounding area. We also visited Sudbury Hall grounds for an Easter egg hunt which was well worth the short drive. For eating out try The Nags Head in Hulland Ward, very welcoming atmosphere with superb pub food (huge portions, so make sure you are hungry!) and very well priced.
Site contact details
- 01335 370903