Carsington Water, a Severn Trent Water reservoir in Derbyshire, England
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
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How to get there
the reservoir lies just off the B5035 Ashbourne - Cromford road. Turn off the road by the Knockerdown Inn, between the Hognaston and Brassington turns. From Derby, take the A6 to Duffield, then the B5023 Wirksworth road, turning left onto the A517 at the traffic lights at Cowers Lane. In Hulland Ward turn right by the church towards Hognaston and 1km later, right again.
By Bus: 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.
When is it open?
The Visitor Centre is open every day except Christmas Day from 10.00am. For further information please contact the Visitor Centre by telephoning 01629 540696.
What does it cost?
No charge for the Visitor Centre but the main car park is £2.50 up to 2 hours and £4.70 for all day.
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.
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