Carsington Water

Last week I went on a trip to Carsington Water, a reservoir in Derbyshire. The sun was out but it was a very cold day and the black clouds were gathering. The purpose of the visit was to see what the visitor centre could offer as an educational resource. It had very good  interactive displays and lots of information about where our water comes from and how it is cleaned for household use. I found it informative and fun as an adult but I feel sure it would be equally so for children.

Carsington Water Visitor CentreThe Carsington Water Visitor Centre can be seen to the right of this stone with the hole in it. To the left of the stone you can glimpse the Carsington Water Sports and Leisure Centre.

A short walk from the Visitor Centre is this small hill with a path that spirals to the top. There are standing stones with holes which can be looked through to enjoy the views all round Carsington water.

Hole to look through at Carsington Water.
Hole to look through at Carsington Water.
Top of the hill.
Top of the hill.

I loved the colour and shape of the plant leaves that bordered each side of the path and the dried grasses beside the water. I am not sure what they are, possible a blackberry/bramble leaf.Leaves in the sunshine.

 

Looking through the grasses.
Looking through the grasses.

There are two stoney beeches quite near the Visitor Centre where there are lots of rocks and children are encouraged to move the rocks to make shelters.

Rocks beside Carsington Water.
Rocks beside Carsington Water.

Carsington Water is a fantastic place to visit for both children and adults with lots to see and do and a couple of cafes to visit.

Anyone for tea?
Anyone for tea?
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