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Guided Walk, Sun 4 Dec 2016, free entry


Carsington Water Visitor Centre

01629 540696


Carsington Water,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 4 Dec Birdwatching for Beginners


Join a volunteer Range for a 1.5 mile leisurely walk to learn more about birdwatching and the many birds that make Carsington Water their home. Bring your own binoculars, telescopes, notebooks and field guides.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 4 Dec 2016 10:00 to 12:00
Meet at Carsington Water Visitor Centre for a 1.5 mile easy walk. Join a volunteer ranger this autumn and maybe spot an osprey flying through and heading for the west coast of Africa and the birds who winter at Carsington Water. Pushchair and wheelchair accessible. No dogs.


Free entry

Booking Essential



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Map reference: SK 241515  Lat: 53.06021 Long: -1.64184

From M1 Southbound: Leave the M1 at Junction 28, signposted to Derby A38, Matlock -A632 and join the A38 towards Derby. Leave the A38 at the slip road for the A610 towards Ambergate and the A6. At the A6, turn right towards Matlock for two miles and then turn left onto the B5035 towards Wirksworth. In Wirksworth, at the T-Junction with the B5023, turn right and then left to rejoin the B5035. Continue for four miles to find Carsington Water on your left.
From the M1 Northbound: Leave the M1 at Junction 25 -signposted to Nottingham, Derby, Ilkeston A52 and join the A52 towards Derby. Travel through Derby following signs for the A52 and Ashbourne. In Asbourne, follow signs towards Buxton but before leaving the town, turn right onto the B5035 toward Carsington Water. Carsington Water is six miles from Ashbourne.
Public transport: The 411 service from Ashbourne to Matlock goes to Carsington Water. Coming from Derby, take the Trans-Peak bus to Cromford and there pick up the 411 bus.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 16 miles from Derby station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access