things to do

the old millworker’s cottage

carsington water

Opened by the Queen in 1992 Carsington Water has become a popular place for tourists and locals alike and today welcomes almost a million visitors every year.

There are plenty of activities and things to do with 3 walking trails around the site – a 1 mile, 3 miles and 8 miles (maps are available from the main reception desk), cycle hire, picnic areas, a wildlife centre, adventure playground and the sailing club.  Carsington Water is open all year round except for Christmas Day.

On stones Island Carsington Water Neil Theasby (cc-by-sa/2.0) | Canada geese in a field at Carsington Water by Ian Calderwood (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Boating on Carsington Water by Mat Fascione (cc by 2.0)