Carsington Water is a reservoir taking water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre (6.5 mi) long tunnels and aqueduct. It is England's ninth largest reservoir with a capacity of 35,412 megalitres.
Carsington Water is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water located between Wirksworth and Kniveton in Derbyshire, England. The reservoir takes water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre long tunnels and aqueduct.
At Carsington Water you can walk or cycle (bikes for hire) around the lake - 9 miles - you can hire a boat, fish or study the fabulous wildlife from the hides . Art installations are fun and accessible. The visitors centre houses a good restaurant, a few gift shops and ice-cream parlor. There is…
We love Carsington Water for a little trip out for a lovely walk or just to enjoy some thing to eat at the cafe ad browse around the shops.
Good 10mile walk around the reservoir. Nice selection of shops, cafes at the visitors centre and lots of space for the kids to play
Water sports (sailing, windsurfing...) and walking and cycling trails at large reservoir surrounded by rolling hills. (20 mins drive).
“An utterly unique Stately home. Unaltered for hundreds of years. Breathtaking gardens, house walls covered in climbing scented roses in summer. A must see! ”
“A family run theme park in Matlock Bath, this is a great family day out especially designed for families with children aged between the years of 2 and 13”
“Well kept real ales, carefully selected wine list and exceptional food - in The Good Food Guide since 2009; also in Michelin and Sawdays guides. The dining room and snug have been restored to their original simplicity with lime plastered walls and farmhouse furniture. Candlelight and fresh flowers add a touch of elegance. Benches outside on the village green make a great stopping point on a walk, set in the pretty village of Alstonefield. 8.3 miles away”
“An unusual and interesting place, only accessible by cable car, into an open air museum depicting the history of lead mining there. There’s a really informative guided walking tour into one of the mines (be advised there are a lot of steps!). Fascinating for children too and there’s a good cafe and play park. ”