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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Well done wardens!

After losing our planned holiday at Carsington in May this was just what we needed. What an effort by the staff to get the site open, and keep it running to a standard to abide by all the Covid regulations. We both work in the education sector so to get away for half term was much needed for our wellbeing. A heartfelt thanks to the staff, who, as we left the site, were busy cleaning the facilities yet again.

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Site in need of TLC

We really looked forward to our 1st visit to this site as we have heard a lot of good things about it. Arrival/check in was to the usual high standard and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, the site itself was a bit disappointing. The driveway and pitches were worn and muddy (we assumed there had been torrential rain for days but it had only rained 1 day). For us the site seems to need some extra TLC. The area outside the club is lovely and plenty of walks and cycle routes.
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Just use your own facilities and have a great time!

Just back from Carsington. Check in is becoming more fraught largely because every site has a variation on a theme. Some guessing is involved. Anyway, we took the bikes and instead of circling the reservoir we took a route through Bradbourne and on to the Tissington Trail. Ride down to Asbourne and back to the site through Kniveton. A really pretty route. quite hilly but worth it. The site is fine but we have stopped using Shower blocks etc as we don't like the queuing and rubber bands etc. Just use your own facilities and have a great time!
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Not what we expect of a Caravan Club Site

On the driveway up to the site notices have been posted advising new arrivals to stay in their vehicle until they reach the front of the queue, and then to pull up to the stop sign, no problem, pretty basic instructions which we followed, once the van in front had booked in I pulled up to the stop sign, which is on the barrier and my wife went to book in. Well you would think I had run over a child by the response of the very stern female warden, apparently we are to supposed to stop at the stop markings on the road (which you can't see if following another van) this warden was extremely rude and for the rest of the booking in process treated my wife like a child, we have been caravaning for some considerable time and visited many sites we don't expect to be treated like children. It may be worth noting that there is a difference between a sign and a road marking, and if you can't see the road markings you can't comply with them. All other wardens were great and friendly as you would expect, site was great walks fantastic. Won't be going back however, once bitten twice shy.
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WOW, what a year it’s been. Thank you to you, our wardens x

This is going to seem like a long review, but I want to do my best to give everyone the honest thoughts, due to being such a challenging year for us all, and most certainly for the wardens due to COVID. No matter what has been thrown at them, be it personal reasons or work, they have been such a pleasure to talk with, kept a smile and been as positive as the time in hand as allowed them to be. The site is lovely, and has an abundance of wildlife, from various birds to plants. Although I’m usually very active, this year due to my illness, I have been unable to walk very far or cycle, but have thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet in the week, to allow me to think and draw. The wardens have worked very hard this year, to do their upmost for the safety of us all due to coronavirus, and yes, we are tired of listening about it, but they have kept to cleaning all the facilities and even disinfect the bin area. All I can say is I’m appalled at how others don’t care or help with any of the hygiene, or the rules of the site, not only the toilet and shower areas, but also the waste disposal points. My husband having to clean after others, in all of these areas, as to leave for wardens is very debilitating to say the least. And worst of all is other dog owners. What a magnificent dog walk, for dog owners to ruin, not all dog owners, but maybe a small minority, to leave mess/facies all over the site and also dog walk. The dog walk is not just for dog owners, but for everyone to enjoy, and it’s a shame, as those that don’t clean up after them will spoil it as dogs will be banned all for the sake of ignorance. This site is amazing, and we need to keep it that way, and the wardens are wonderful, and have worked harder this year than other years, as we have seen such a influx of non caravaners due to the lockdown on travel. Let’s all hope that 2021 will bring us all a happy and healthier caravanning year than this has been.
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01335 370903

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<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>