Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

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 ...

  • 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
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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Great for families but not for us

We were given a pitch near the toilet block. There was a constant banging of the toilet door all day and late into the evening. Also from 6.00 am. The noisiest site we have been on so far. Kids running around during the evening and early in the morning. Not for us at all. Also there was no recycling all rubbish went into one bin regardless. The site itself is set in a lovely place with woodland and trees and very close to Carsington Water which was lovely. Also we saw that people were emptying their cassette toilets and then Using the drinking tap to wash it out which we were horrified due to current COVID situation. Germs etc. Definitely would not stay here again we prefer peace and quiet. This may have been due to location of the pitch
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Great site, but in retrospect, not for us

We booked the Carsington, Club site, looking forward to the trip, but arrived from the Lakes, after being rained on , to the prospect of a windy , and rainy three days. We decided to call it a day, and go home early, sadly, as that is not our way. The site is well organised , and staff seem very efficient. It is pretty, and well placed for the reservoir, and local walks and bike trails, BUT, we, although we had bikes with us, were in our motorhome, and thought that once we had cycled around the main reservoir, there was not much left to do, in the very windy, wet weather we were having. No walkable or bikeable pubs or towns, so we were feeling marooned. We feel it would be brilliant for caravaners with a car, or younger more energetic people, who would love to take advantage of the area, on foot or bike It is a brilliant proposition , but for us possibly too far away from it all.

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Peaceful site in a unique setting

A warm and informative welcome to this lovely small site set amongst the trees. The facilities on site were very clean and new COVID-19 rules were applied well. The reservoir within easy walking distance makes a great place for walking and paddle sports.
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Reassuringly safe feeling post lockdown visit

This is a very attractive site, with spacious pitches and although quite large, it has an intimate feel as it is divided into sections. It is superbly well maintained and the organisation to ensure safety in the current climate was excellent. The toilet block was really well organised, so that there were never more than three people in at a time. We only used the showers (we were there in the heat wave and needed slightly more water than on board showers provide!) and never had to queue. I think a lot of people were using their own on board facilities as much as possible, as requested. It is situated within a ten minute walk of Carsington Water and the cycle round the reservoir is not to be missed. We did it easily on regular bikes and we are very much 'your average cycles, aged 72 and 62'. We tried ebikes (hired in Ashbourne) for the Tissington Trail which was a great experience. But it was such a lovely site, with great pitches, and we had fabulous weather, so we spent quite a bit of time relaxing by our van.

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Nice and handy to visit Carsington Water

A very pleasant site where access to Carsington Water is via a walkway to the southern end. As the walkway is quite narrow I would advise walking to the southern end of Carsington Water by the gassed area next to the road this will allow for social distancing. There is a very nice walk within the site which is close to the perimeter. It is a decent distance to walk your dog or simply take yourselves on a pleasant walk. Due to COVID-19, I would advise you use your own toiletry and washing facilities. This is for obvious reasons, or to avoid a wait. Carsington Water gets very busy in good weather so if you fancy a walk or ride around the pleasant perimeter path, I would advise you do it early or late on. We shall, at some time, return as we enjoyed our stay very much.
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Telephone:
01335 370903

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Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.