Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE

Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Carsington Sports and Leisure Activity Centre

Type:Activity Provider

Carsington Sports and Leisure
Carsington Water
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1ST
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01629 540478

Add Carsington Sports and Leisure Activity Centre to your Itinerary

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 36 reviews36 reviews
Carsington Sports and Leisure Activity Centre

About

Carsington Sports & Leisure Ltd is a watersports centre based at Carsington Water, one of the largest reservoirs in the UK. We are able to offer a variety of watersports activities as well as cycle hire and fly fishing from boat only.

Whether you are after an introductory session in windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddleboarding or kayaking or a more advanced lesson to perfect your technique, we have something to suit you. A great activity for families and groups is to paddle in a canoe or row in a rowing boat around our sheltered bay area where you can also hire sit on top kayaks and the extremely popular stand up paddle boards. You can also gain access to the water with your own craft, you will have to pay a launch fee and have your own insurance, check out our website for more details. The watersports facilities are open everyday from mid March - November and and open only at weekend during the winter months. We are however open all year round for cycle hire and offer a full range of off road bikes, as well as electric bikes, children's buggies, tag-a-longs and child seats.
Carsington Water offers fly fishing at its best. Its natural beauty, crystal clear waters and stunning fish combine to make the perfect venue for all anglers. Fly fishing is from boats only which gives you an excellent opportunity to explore the 740 acres of open water. The flying fishing season is from mid March to November each year.
We are open seven days a week, 363 days a year (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day) from 10am until dusk depending on the season.

Book Tickets

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome - Please note our tuition sessions and birthday parties are available for children 8 years upwards. We do have facilities for smaller children in rowing boats and canoes as long as we have a life jacket to fit. We also have childrens attachments for our bikes.

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality - Conference facilities can be booked through the STW Visitors centre, call 03306780701 to enquire

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Family friendly cycle route around the reservior.
  • Description of route - Limestone route with some hills, lots of signage to assist around track.
  • Length of route (miles) - 3 mile and 8 mile routes around the reservior
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours will normally be a sufficient amount of time to cycle around the reservior. You may choose to take longer if you have small children or wish to picnic on the way.

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      23
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

    • 777philm
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great place poor service
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th October 2020
      We loved cycling round the lake and up to the High Peak Trail where we visited the old railway winding engine. Great views and recommended. The cycle hire was poor. The bikes were quite poorly... Read full review
    • janbO2815RR
      Rawmarsh, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Cycling great, water sports not so much
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
      We came last year and cycle hire was great however the board paddling hire not so much, the staff was rude and made us feel like we were a problem that we wanted to hire a board for paddling. There... Read full review
    • Elizinishargy
      Ballywalter, United Kingdom
      Cycle hire
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 27th July 2021
      As a family of 4 we enjoyed cycling round the reservoir. We hired bikes for 3 hours but should have booked for 2 as we were back in 1.5hours. An enjoyable afternoon. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is M1. Take the A52 to Ashbourne, then the B5035 to Carsington Water.

    Follow us

    What's Nearby

    1. Stainsborough Hall

      Stainsborough Hall and its five independent holiday cottages provides a beautiful base…

      1.88 miles away
    2. Weathericks and Bradstone

      Two charming 5-star cottages set in beautiful countryside with spectacular views over…

      2.47 miles away
    3. Hoe Grange Holidays

      Four award winning log cabins set on working farm with stunning views of the White Peak…

      3.15 miles away
    4. Hoe Grange Gorgeous Glamping Pods and Gypsy Caravan.

      Go glamping in style with stunning views of the Peak District countryside through the…

      3.15 miles away
    1. Tom's Barn and Douglas' Barn

      Two Five Star imaginatively converted barns in a peaceful rural village setting: the…

      3.69 miles away
    2. Landal Sandybrook

      Landal Sandybrook provides luxury self catering lodges (some with hot tubs) on our 5 star…

      4.36 miles away
    3. Townhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

      Townhead Farmhouse set in the delightful village of Bonsall with its two great pubs. …

      4.92 miles away
    4. Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort – Themed Accommodation

      Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort is home to a fabulous selection of self-contained family…

      5.22 miles away
    5. Hodgkinson's Hotel

      Hodgkinsons a truly unique, historic hotel with 8 individually designed rooms offers a…

      5.24 miles away
    6. 1 Coach House Mews Matlock Bath

      Stylish 2 bedroom ground floor apartment set in an attractive stone conversion enjoying a…

      5.49 miles away
    7. Church Farm Holiday Cottages

      A warm and cosy welcome awaits you, any time of the year, at Church Farm Holiday Cottages…

      5.49 miles away
    8. Croft Farm Holiday Cottages

      Nestling in the Southern Peak District, three high quality barns, beautifully…

      5.56 miles away
    9. The Gables Bed & Breakfast

      With stunning views over the Derwent Valley towards the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath…

      5.9 miles away
    10. Barn Farm

      Barn Farm is located close to the Derbyshire Dales towns of Matlock and Bakewell making…

      6.55 miles away
    11. Carpenters Cottage

      Sunny relaxing location with great walking from front door. Matlock 10 minutes walk. …

      6.75 miles away
    12. Jedediah Cottage

      A characterful Grade II listed cottage in the centre of Belper for up to 4 guests. Well…

      7.01 miles away
    Previous Next