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Carsington Water

Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out - and best of all most facilities are free!


Carsington Water

With nearly 8 billion gallons of water – fed by the River Derwent and deep enough to stack seven double decker buses, Carsington Water is the ninth largest reservoir in England! But it offers so much more - enjoy watersports, walking, wildlife watching, and more… It’s yours to explore!

The onsite playground is great for all ages, you will find a dedicated toddler area and lots to keep older kids entertained. There is a free interactive exhibition where you can learn all about water…..and poo!

With over 12kms of traffic free trails it’s the perfect place to walk, run, ride your bike or horse around. There is a fully accessible short loop around Stone’s Island or take the 12km Reservoir Trail for perfect views of the water. There is a watersports centre on site too!

To relax there are plenty of picnic spots and a café overlooking the water, you can even end your day with some shopping at the onsite shops!

Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out - and best of all most facilities are free!


  • Accessible equipment available for use or hire
  • Designated disabled parking
  • Changing places toilet
  • Fully accessible disabled toilet
  • Clear signage throughout venue
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop in key places


  • Plant-based menu options or vegetarian or vegan friendly options
  • Net Zero pledge
  • Recycling on-site
  • Accessible by public transport

Our Facilities

  • Wheelchairs available
  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions
  • Parking with charge
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Awards and accreditations

How To Find Us

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