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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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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Lovely Peaceful Site

We stayed here for 2 nights recently. Beautiful site in a very quiet location set among tall Pine Trees - it reminded us of French sites we've stayed on. Some of the pitches had beautiful views of the countryside through the trees. We didn't get one of these but our pitch was still nice & very pleasant to sit outside. It was great watching all the rabbits, squirrels & birds. The showers & toilets were kept really clean & we liked the radio playing in there. The wardens were very friendly & helpful. We did the walk to Carsington Water, very pleasant, although a bit windy along the dam. The Visitors Centre had an interesting exhibition about the water supply, a few nice little shops, plus a cafe & ice cream bar, a nice way to spend an afternoon. The only thing we didn't like about this site is that it wasn't near to anything on foot, apart from Carsington Water. We have a motorhome so like to be able to walk into a town, village or even just a good pub.We realise that not everyone feels the same & if you want somewhere to just relax in peace & quiet & don't mind driving a bit more, than this site is perfect for you.

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Wonderful stay by the reservoir

Lovely campsite, very quiet and peaceful. As usual staff helpful and friendly and facilities excellent. Most pitches have some shade so if you're looking for sitting out in the sun, this might be an issue. Very few pitches have a view of the reservoir but there are walks close by and as we were on our bikes cycling to Carsington was not an issue. A lovely 8 mile cycle/walk path around the reservoir. The visitors centre at Carsington has a very good cafe/restaurant with reasonably priced food. When we were there, a fish and chip van visited the site on the Friday evening, fish was very good but sadly the chips were of the frozen variety!! and be prepared to queue, I stood for just over an hour. All in all though, a lovely stay, and would not hesitate to go back.
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Peaceful site

Just returned home from our first visit to this lovely site. It's only an hour & a half from home so it certainly won't be our last visit. Ideally situated 10 minutes walk from Carsington reservoir where we spent our first day wandering around its well signed footpaths. There's a nice visitors centre with a few shops & reasonably priced restaurant that has an outside balcony for a good view of all the watersport activity going. Plenty of bird life both on the water and in the surrounding countryside. The club site does have some shady areas under very tall trees so if you like the sun all day you need to pick your pitch carefully. The toilet block was immaculate during our stay and best of all NO PLASTIC STOOL IN THE SHOWERS!! The showers were lovely, plenty of room, plenty of hooks and the built in seat in the "dressing area" was great......not so keen on the radio playing in the facilities but willing to put up with that just for the absence of the dreaded plastic stool!!! Very little noise from the main road. Wardens friendly & helpful. The Bakewell Bakery delivers THE BEST Bakewell tart to the site and by all accounts they sell very quickly....didn't take us long to realise why. There are 2 play areas on the site one caters for young children the other for older more adventurous play. We didn't move our camper van whilst we were there, preferring to walk locally but know from previous visits to the area there are plenty of places of interest to both young & old within a very short driving distance
Motorhomer from West Yorkshire

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Pleasant stay despite the rain .

It rained constantly our whole stay , however we still enjoyed ourselves . The wardens did a marvellous job keeping the facilities clean despite the wet and mud . Near to the lake and would have been a lovely walk had the weather been kinder , travelled by car and enjoyed the walk around the island . Lots of wild life and birds , plenty of seating and picnic areas to admire the view . Coffee shop visit for lunch most welcome . Some brave souls in boats using the lake . Short ride to Ashbourne with plenty of shops . Not to far from Chatsworth to enjoy a lovely day out . On site the wild life were a joy to watch plenty of rabbits and squirrels. So I was dismayed to see so many off lead dogs on site , one of which bounded into our awning and caravan making a considerable mess with its muddy paws and coat . Took all day to clean it up . Inconsiderate owner of dog not at all interested . Spoilt our stay .
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