Local Attractions

Eating Out

Various public houses with a good range of food and drink are only a short distance away, including:

Carsington Water

Carsington Water is a beautiful man-made reservoir built for both water storage and recreational use. There is a well-maintained path all the way around the reservoir designed for walking and cycling which is approximately 8.5 miles long and offers views of the reservoir as well as bird hides to watch the many bird species that visit the reservoir.

The Visitors Centre provides an interesting insight into the use of water and the history of the reservoir, there are also a collection of shops and a café. Upstairs, with a lovely view of the reservoir, there is the Main Sail restaurant serving great food and yummy cakes.

There is also an excellent childrens’ play area.

Trout fishing is available, fishing boats can be hired at the visitors’ centre.

Carsington Sports and Leisure provide many sports activities including:

  • Cycle Hire
  • Canoing / Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating
  • Fishing

Carsington Sailing Club provide water-based activities including:

  • Dinghy, Multi-hull, Keelboat, Wing Surfing, Wing Foiling, Wind Surfing and Wind Foiling training courses
  • Powerboat tuition
  • Open Race Meetings


Only 5 miles away, Ashbourne is an attractive market town, rich in history and offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés, pubs and shops. For more details see Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.

Walking & Cycling

The Tissington and High Peak Trails start at Ashbourne and Wirksworth respectively offering beautiful off-road walks and cycling.

Magnificent Country Houses

Within just a few miles we are lucky to have some magnificent country houses, including:

Other Nearby Attractions

Carsington Fields Caravan Park
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Just back from another fantastic weekend at Carsington. Judy & her team do a fab job keeping everywhere lovely clean & tidy. Toilet & shower block are superb, one of best we have ever seen. Dog field is brilliant & our dog loves it! The whole team are so friendly & welcoming at this site & that’s why we continue to return. Well done 👏👏
Response from the owner: thank you so very very much Sharon for your lovely comments they all mean so much to us thankyou Judy & Team xxx
Stayed here for the bank holiday weekend. Just returned home.All I can say is what a perfect little stay. The owners and staff are all friendly and amazing. They all couldn't have helped us more! Everyone so friendly and the kids loved every minute. Showers and toilets absolutely spotless and the little things really helped 🙂 little shop perfect and again I couldn't thank you all enough! We will be back!
Response from the owner: Thank you so very very much for your very kind review So happy you enjoyed your stay with us look forward to seeing you again soon Kind regards Judy and teamXx
This is an absolute Gem of a site. Judy and her team are fantastic and so welcoming.The facilities are great and the toilet block is so well maintained and clean.The pond was a real feature that we enjoyed next to our pitch.Its proximity to Carsington Water is fantastic for walking and cycling as well as water sports.I think this will become a new regular feature for us.
Response from the owner: Thank you Thank you so very much for your very kind comments it means a lot to us look forward to seeing you again soon kind regards Judy & Team xxx
We haven't visited for a 3 years, but we were regular visitors before that.It was good to be back. Judy and the team are always welcoming and happy to help.Facilities are always spotlessly clean, with nice little touches that make carsington fields more homely.Great walks a pub not far away.. what more do you need?We'll be back again later this year to soak up some sun.Thank youTrevor, Kirsty and Candy
Response from the owner: Thanks so very much lovely to see you again kind regardsJudy & Team xx
A very nice campsite we got the joy of visiting with our family of 6 and our new to us motorhome. Due to unfortunate weather conditions we couldn't play or walk on the grass as everything was very soggy but the owners of the campsite can't go far enough to make you feel welcome, one example is the chocolates that our children received when we arrived on the Easter weekend but not only. Everything about this campsite is thought of, from the extremely well equipped and clean bathrooms to the shed with DVDs, books and games and the little shop. It's a shame it's so far from us as we would be going more often than not otherwise ! Thank you for a lovely stay.
Response from the owner: Thank you so very very much for your lovely reviewit means so much to us kind reagrdsJudy & team xx