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 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.

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
Plan a route to this site
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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It's been a while

I can't believe it's been over 2 years since our last visit to Carsington. And it looks even better than we remember absolutely spotlessly clean site , nice size pitches super clean user friendly toilet block & the wardens are fabulous & continue to do a sterling job. Love the area there is loads to do & numerous places to visit in fact we went to Kedleston Hall & Park which is really nice , lovely morning coffee we even stayed longer & had lunch after a lovely walk. Even our old chap ' Archie' the westie had a little run (he's not been too good lately) that's the only downside to carsington he can't now manage the walk from site to the visitors centre. All in all an excellent visit & the lovely sunny weather was a bonus. 5* site.
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Brilliant Bank Holiday

We weren't disappointed by this site this Easter weekend 2019 with its lovely aspect and easy access to Carsington Water and couldn't believe how big the site was, given you are surrounded by trees, above which the starts shone brightly every night. Felt there weren't enough recycling bins near the shower block to accommodate demand, though as this was a hot weekend perhaps more drinks were taken as visitors enjoyed the convivial atmosphere. As a general gripe and not confined to this site, it would help to know what can be recycled locally and isn't it beeter to have glass separated out? We used our bikes to reach the High Peak Trail which unfortunately can't be travelled its full length at present since a lorry demolished a bridge, but enjoyed Middelton Top and found Wirksworth charming - its heritage centre is most interesting. On the second day cycled across to the Tissington Trail and followed this to Ashbourne. Just beware if you're not used to cycling distances there are lots and lots of hills .... long ones. Beautiful countryside though and the reservoir is idyllic with plenty to do. Crich Tramway museum was visited on our way home, about 20 minutes drive from the site, and well worth a visit especially if there's an event on too, as there was over Easter.

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Fantastic Easter weekend

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.

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Amazing 5 night stay

we've been camping for years, started in a tent then moved to a campervan and this was our maiden voyage in our new caravan. We booked this site as it was fairly close to where we live and didn't want to travel too far for our first towing journey, but, I honestly think we'd be hard pushed to find a better site! It's incredibly clean, showers are always hot and there are plenty. Theres a beautiful dog walk on site, around the plantation of pine trees, surrounded by fields on one side and carsington water. the staff are super friendly and helpful. We have a 12 year old son and hardly saw him! off on his bike, making friends straight away. even though it's a large site and family friendly, it's so peaceful! we've already booked to come back.
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Great weekend

Just got back from Carrington water , fantastic site brilliant for walking ,clean facilities as with all club sites, very friendly staff, special mention to Glen for helping us with our awning, nothing too much trouble, going back in August, can't wait ,thanks for a great time

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