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Carsington Water Derbyshire

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Site Details

A large inland reservoir situated south of the Peak District National Park, owned and managed by Severn Trent Water.
Habitats: Open water, muddy shoreline, woodland, young plantation, hedgerows, scrub.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01629 540696

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Birding Sites in the Carsington Water Area

Additional Site Details


The visitor centre is off the B5035 between Ashbourne and Wirksworth. Look out for the brown and white 'Carsington Water' signposts throughout the local area.


Some access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, though not all the way around.


Sheepwash car park (SK248528&ar=y) - Pay and display, hides.
Visitor Centre car park (SK240517&ar=y) - Pay-and-display, hide (heated), refreshments, toilets and other visitor facilities.
Millfields car park (SK248499&ar=y) - Pay on entry, refreshments (seasonal), toilets.
Anyone who has already paid at the visitor centre car park can obtain a token from reception for entry to Millfields car park. Parking charges are £1 for two hours (£3.50 all day) at the Visitor Centre and £1 at Millfields.

Opening Times

Reserve - 7am until sunset daily. Visitor Centre - from 10am daily, except 25 Dec (closing times vary).


Car parks; toilets; restaurant; exhibitions; wheelchair loan (if available); children's playground; gift shop; first aid.

Key Areas / Routes

Sheepwash Hide SK250527
Paul Stanley Hide SK252527
Lane End Hide SK247523
Stone Island SK243514

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