Just a five minute walk from Knockerdown is Carsington Water, a huge reservoir and activity centre that has everything you need for a great day out. The reservoir is set in amongst beautiful scenery with several trails around the reservoir, perfect for walkers and cyclists.
It’s a great spot for bird watchers and from March to November the fishery is open! Carsington Water is a stunning trout fishery offering boats to hire in 750 acres of crystal clear waters. Its natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere, and exceptionally well stocked combined to make Carsington Water addictive to anglers. For more information click here
The water sports centre offers dinghy sailing – windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, raft building and paddle boarding. The sailing school offers an introductory taster session too which can be a great way to try it first.
The visitor centre has several shops, a café for light refreshments and the MainSail Restaurant serving great food with views over the water.
There is also a large outdoor area suitable for picnics and BBQ facilities for those warm summer days and an outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy.
You can walk to Carsington Water from the cottages in about 5-10 minutes. From the bottom of the driveway turn right and walk up the roadside for approx. 100 yards until you see a gate on the opposite side of the road. Cross over here which takes you onto a path behind the Pudding Room, half way to Carsington the path ends and you will need to cross over the road on to another path and this will take you the rest of the way to Carsington Water.