Carsington Water Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 Campsite. 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.

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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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Carsington Water Club Campsite
What a fantastic site !! From the really friendly greeting upon arrival to the cleanliness of the site, Wardens would chat when they saw you and provide suggestions of places to go in the area, if like us, this is your first time in the area. The reservoir is within easy walking distance from the site and it is beautiful, with an 8 mile relatively flat circular walk if you feel energetic, if not, just do parts of it. Nice Cafe and Information room and handful of shops. Take your own Equipment (Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board) or rent one out for the day. In the immediate area, within only a half hour’s drive there are just so many places to go, wether you want walks, cycling, fishing or just glorious landscapes and acres of peace and tranquility. The parking charges are some of the cheapest I have ever come across in this country, less than £4 for all day parking and the majority are Motorhome friendly. We would certainly return as there is so much that we did not get to do. The only minor irritation was the WiFi and Phone Signal on site was a bit hit and miss, but then again you are parked up in a forest and you can’t have everything now can you

BigMomma

Reviewed on 28/06/2022 16:22

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I am currently staying on this site and looking on the website the site is showing full today, but in fact it has probably only a third capacity of pitches occupied. How many people have looked on website and discarded it due to it showing full. I think club need to update their website The toilet facilities cannot be faulted for cleanliness. It is a pleasant walk to Carsington water.

JeanMc

Reviewed on 27/06/2022 19:34

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Carsington Water Club Campsite
Excellent site, set amongst the trees in a wood overlooking Carsington Water We've stayed twice, both times on the new super pitches which really are excellent - just make sure you bring rock pegs and a good hammer !

WilderG

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Reviewed on 24/06/2022 11:34

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Carsington Water Club Campsite
No issues with the site with exception of:- No staff had info on the bus times, destinations, bus stops or frequency. I was informed by one of the wardens that they were still struggling to understand them since they arrived on the site themselves. In fact they informed me that another member had the same problems so he decided find out and printed them off his self. The info was not clear at all and did not show last buses, stops & where to catch them. Another piece of useful information would have been to let people know that all buses must be hailed down if not they wouldn’t stop even if you were waiting at a bus stop. Also there were difficult to identify vouchers to obtain 25% off bus fairs if staying at the site, I believe this should have been highlighted and even handed out on arrival especially if you arrive in a Motorhome & not informed by a bus driver.

Clive H

Reviewed on 21/06/2022 18:17

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Carsington Water Club Campsite
Our first visit to Derbyshire and the Peak District and we couldn’t have picked a better site to start our visit. A lovely welcome awaited us and with the departure of 73 units this day, we had a huge choice of pitches - all with the fairly new doubke-post pitch markers. As others have mentioned, all the pitches are among the lovely pine trees of the area - but mustn’t forget that pitching under trees in the rain is not be recommended! The site is exceptionally well maintained with possibly the cleanest washroom facilities I’ve seen. Especially liked the little baskets provided for your chemical waste cassette lids and tops etc - this also saves the site staff having to retrieve said objects from the pipes! There is a super 7.5 mile circular walk/cycle-track round the reservoir, just 200 yards or so along a footpath from the site entrance - so avoiding the fast road- but be warned, the track had done steepish hills that were even a challenge for E-bikes! The bus service which can be hailed from outside the entrance is excellent serving Ashbourne and Matlock among other places - but another exceptional gem is the community bus service - which will collect you from and drop you back at the site reception for £2.50 each way (or free after 9:30 using your bus pass) all it takes a a phone call and they’ll give you available times and days. Used this to get to and from Dovedale - brilliant! Spent four nights here and loved it!

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Reviewed on 19/06/2022 15:15

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Telephone:
01335 370903

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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