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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Long weekend

What a great site just around the corner for carsington water which has loads of things for the family to do or just a couple, campsite was immaculate only let down by a local music festival going on late at night in the local village but wasn't to loud just the boom boom bass, unfortunately out of clubs control as they weren't informed beforehand, other than that a great base for the peak district with lots to see and do within an hours drive, would heartily recommend to stay here, we might be back next year but for a bit longer than a long weekend next time.👍👍👍
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Beautiful Derbyshire

We stayed here for a week in our Motorhome in August and experienced everything but snow! Despite that this is a great site. On a gentle slope uphill amidst tall conifers you will definitely need levellers if you don’t pitch in the first couple of areas. Being the holidays these were busy with families and close to the play areas. We went up a level which was much quieter and the design and layout of the site gave everyone plenty of space and privacy with more than ample power points nearby and water/waste/chem disposal to hand. As typical with the older sites there is only one drive over waste point near the bottom of the site but it’s easy to get at and manoeuvre around. The facilities were excellent, kept clean and the showers have constant running hot water so not messing with push buttons. All the wardens were friendly and helpful and the information room is well stocked with useful, relevant information. We took bikes to get about but the road to Ashbourne isn’t for the faint hearted so we used the local buses when available which we hailed from the site entrance. Carsington Water is perfect for walking or cycling around. Easy access at the bottom of the site access road keeps you off the main road. Just over 8 miles all the way around with a few hills on the eastern flank but easy on and ebike. We had lunch and tea in the visitors centre and the food is great and cheap. Also easy access following signs up onto the Peaks to Tissington for the more adventurous. The shop on site is very basic and to go far you need transportation so we used our membership to gain money off and hired from Enterprise, Derby, who for no extra cost picked us up and delivered us back to the site. Well worth doing and extremely reasonable.
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Fantastic site.

Woww!!. What a fantastic site. My wife and i stayed for a week and really enjoyed the week. Brilliant views and the local area has nice walks and easy access to the local towns and villages . Such a quiet caravan site and spotless showers & toilets. We were nestled among all the pine trees you get the feeling of being in the swiss alps. Very freindly and helpful staff definitely worth a return onto this site. 10/10 . And a big thankyou to the staff....☺
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A gem..and so near

We know the area so well, and because the site is so near we have not until now thought to stay there … it is only 30 minutes towing away. But boy are we glad we made a last minute decision to book for a week. The sight is lovely hiding behind tall Pine Trees and we were lucky to get a pitch with glimpses of Carsington Water in all its moods. The dog walk is a good stretch and a rather splendid woodland walk. The site is very well kept and very open so the trees do not impose. I marked only 4 stars for Peace and Quiet as the character of the site does change at weekends and becomes much more family weekenders.... the rest of the time peace and quiet is the order of the day for what is a busy location. The site Team are professional and friendly, they maintain a shop with the essentials. As for the location even for us who are very familiar with the area we found lots to do...so for those from a distance come and enjoy exploring the delights of Derbyshire. Then back at the site you are miles away from anywhere....we will be regulars :-)

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Usual fantastic standards

Whats not to like about this place! 10 mins from the Dales, 2 mins from Carsington water and feels a million miles from anywhere. Usual great standards and friendly welcome...
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