Various public houses with a good range of food and drink are only a short distance away, including:
- Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant (2 miles)
- Miners Arms at Carsington (4 miles)
- The Ketch at Kniveton (5 miles)
- The Nags Head, Hulland Ward (1.7 miles)
- The Red Lion Inn Hognaston (2.5 miles)
- The Black Horse Inn, Hulland Ward (2.2 miles)
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
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: