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 Visitor 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 cafe over-looking the reservoir. There is also an excellent childrens’ play area.

You can Trout fish on the reservoir, which is regarded as the Midlands’ Premier Brown Trout Fishing Lake, fishing boats can be hired at the centre.

Carsington Sports and Leisure provide many sports activities including:


  • Canoing and Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating
  • Fishing

Cycle Hire is also available.

Carsington Sailing Club provide water-based activities including:

  • Dinghy, Multi-hull and Keelboat 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 and family-friendly pubs, catering for all tastes and budgets. For more details see Ashbourne Life.

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