Carsington Water is renowned for its variety of activities, shops, places to eat and things to see and do in general, it's also a great place to just come and get away from it all for a while.

Why not go and stretch your legs for a bit, breathe in the natural beauty and soak up the atmosphere here at Carsington Water.


Take to the water, hire a bike, do some fishing or go for a walk and taste the outdoors, there is something for everyone of any age.  

When you get back, come and relax in the Mainsail Restaurant or Watermark Cafe and have a browse through the shops.

With so many things to see and do, we are sure you will enjoy your time here and come back for more.


The Visitor Centre is easily accessible for all, with lifts and automatic doors throughout.


It has shops, an information desk, toilets, an interactive exhibition and the Kugel Stone – a 1 tonne spherical stone that rotates on its base. 

There are also activity sheets and educational packs available from the front desk.

Carsington Water is also a very popular place for school visits.

For more information please call the Visitor Centre Reception on 03306 780701

Carsington Water Visitor Centre

New Leaf Catering Partnership Ltd.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire


01629 540363