Carsington Water, Derbyshire

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The long curve of Carsington Water's dam fits well into the landscape. It was only opened as recently as 1992 and is unusual in that it is filled mainly in winter by water pumped from the river Derwent and released in summer to provide the supply for the North midlands.

Many water - sports are available including sailing, windsurfing, rafting and canoeing. There are also fishing facilities, mountain biking on a specially constructed 8 mile circuit, picnic sites, restaurants, craft shops and a Visitors Centre explaining the story of Carsington.

Accommodation near Carsington Water

Macdonald Hotels
The Peveril of the Peak
Thorpe Dovedale
Ashbourne (Nr)
Derbyshire DE6 2AW

Macdonald Hotels AshbourneSet right in the heart of the Peak District National Park near beautiful Dovedale, this hotel is ideal for walking, fishing and visits by car to stately Chatsworth or 12th century Haddon Hall....more details Macdonald Hotels

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Quality Hotel Ashbourne
Derby Rd
Derbyshire DE6 1XH

Ashbourne - Hanover International Hotel & ClubSet on the outskirts of the ancient spa town of Ashbourne at 'The Gateway to Dovedale', this hotel is the ideal spot to relax and really enjoy a breath of pure fresh air....more details Hanover International Hotel & Club



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Carsington Water, Derbyshire, Peak District, England, UK