Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

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Awesome site, best we have used

Back from our first visit to the site and it is the best we have been to. First class toilets and showers with radio 2 playing. :-) couldn't fault anything at all. Fantastic dog walk too with great views of the reservoir.   Well done to the wardens.......

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Some very poor all weather pitches

We stayed recently. It had been raining the previous day and was raining the morning we arrived. Whist it is evident that some work has been done to put new all weather pitches in, some of the cul-de-sacs were awful. The one we had to go on was a quagmire, the mud literally running over the stones. Not impressed at all.  To make matters worse quite a number of members ignoring signs not to go on the grass pitches which were obviously not in use just drove their car and caravan onto them to try and turn around. One clot got stuck and had to be hauled off by another members Landrover. He seemed to think it was funny. Not funny for us when to make matters worse the warden duly cordoned the whole lot off using foul rusty metal stakes with horrible plastic tape which made a horrible noise in the wind......he put the tape right in front of our awning where we were actually sitting at the time and seemed to think my wife had been the cause of several deep ruts which were going to need repair. He was less than pleasant to her when my wife complained. Not good. We have been going to Carsington on and off over the years, but it feels tired now and needs a lot more work in my opinion to bring it up to standard.
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Greatest site ever

Stayed here for 9 days and all I can say is this is fantastic 5 stars and the wardens bend over backwards to help with anything big or small, a big thank you to you all will be back again this year as its that good ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Something for all ages

We love this site. Excellent clean facilities. Very helpful staff. Walking and cyclist dream location. Why wouldn't you come back - we do.

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Happy Easter

What a great site which has everything to offer, walking, cycling, sightseeing and great wardens. We had rain all day on the Friday but the wardens worked overtime to book in and keep the site spotless.  The Knockerdown pub offers good food and welcomes dogs, the owners are very friendly as well, Local to Matlock, Ashbourne and Belper will definitely go back.  pete and sylv 

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One of our favourite sites in the UK

We have just returned from a week in the Peak District having spend four nights at this campsite. We LOVED it! It was perfect for our two boys who love to explore outside. The park/woodland walk/mud hills kept them endless entertained. The facilities were clean and the childrens bath was perfect after a muddy day of playing. The track around the water was great for cycling and we cycled to Ashbourne and along the Tissington trail which was great fun (albeit a bit hilly!)  We had a lovely welcome to the site also and all the wardens were really friendly. Thank you 
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Great site good location

Just returned home after spending a few nights at Carsington Water, what a great site nestled amongst the pine trees over looking the reservoir. The visitor centre is about a 30 minute stroll away, where cycle hire, fishing water sports etc. are available. The site is also ideally located for visiting all of the Peak District.  On site there was plenty for the kids to do, playing in the play area or the adjacent woodland. The toilet/shower block were kept generally clean and tidy apart from some muddy footprints in a couple of the shower cubicles. The pitches where well spaced out and very level. We visited the Knockerdown Inn, which is approx 3 miles away for a lovely home cooked meal and a couple of drinks. Will certainly return to this site again in the near future.
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Happy Easter Break!!!

We arrived at this lovely site on Good Friday, the weather when we arrived was a bit wet but that does not bother us you cannot book the weather!!! This is a lovely area Carsington Water has a track all the way around so you can walk or cycle the whole way around which is great, we walked from the site down to the visitor centre then carried on to Carsington village for a couple of drinks, you do cross over the road to get to the village but the food in the pub looked very nice and reasonably priced. The wardens on site do a great job, trying to keep the utility block clean must be a nightmare with children running in and out, maybe a number lock would be a good idea. There was a sign up which asked members NOT to drive over the wet grass but people must not be able to read, there is no thought for the hard work which is on a daily basis to keep the site up to club standards. Come on members lets do our bit to keep our lovely sites the way we like to find them!!!
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Good location, excellent facilities

5 nights here before Easter. Very windy and that rather put me on edge in this wooded site. Lots of debris flying around ! But the wardens were clearing up each day  - well done , very pleasant helpful as well. Facilities are very much up to club standards and large too. It was very wet as previous reviewer comments . Really enjoyed carsington water and plenty of walking nearby as well as only about 40 mins to Alton towers. A good site in a good location, but remember it's  in an evergreen wood on a hill! 

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Mud spoiled it but great location

Just spent easter here.The site itself has a fab car park with loads of space and the wardens are nice and friendly.the layout is a bit odd and not very clear as its just one track up to the top and the same down with no one way system like the others we have stayed at.Several times you find yourself having to get out of the way of oncoming outfits.The pitches branch off the main part. it is one big hill and the drainage is terrible once it rains which it had before we got there and again for 24 hours on Friday some of the pitches turn into swamps .We stayed at the top end and one poor family ended up in the middle of a pond.The shower facilities are really good quality but are nearer the bottom so if you are at the top you have a hike to get to the loo or do the washing up it would be better if there were 2 toilet blocks .The main road is gravel but once you go onto the pitches it seems that all the gravel has gone.The pitches have gravel but the road to them hasent so the result is you end up getting muddy everytime you go for a walk.The dog walk was that water logged you couldn't get onto it never mind walk up it.Carsington water itself is great and has a great path all the way round although we were under the impression you could walk out of your van onto the Lake (its a 20 min walk).All in all I suppose it would have been a different story if the weather would have been better and it did brighten up towards the end of the stay.You cant blame anyone for weather but I think the site needs upgrading a little.

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