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RSPB Carsington Water – Nature Reserve School Trip & Educational Outreach Programmes

Location(s)RSPB Shop, Unit 1, Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST Grid ref SK241515
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

More about this Workshop/Service and the Provider

We are working hard to make our nature reserves safe and ready for our staff, visitors and wildlife. Many have now re-opened in England and Northern Ireland, although some facilities such as toilets are not yet available. All our other reserves remain closed for now. Please see our COVID-19 updates page on our websites for the latest information.

Carsington Water

Owned and managed by Severn Trent Water, Carsington Water is a large reservoir surrounded by wildflower meadows and native woodlands, ponds and reedbeds. Explore on your own or get some birdwatching advice from our staff in the RSPB shop, where you can watch for buzzards, kingfishers and lapwings.

About Carsington Water

Carsington Water boasts a range of wildlife habitats from ancient hedgerows, species-rich wildflower meadows and native woodlands, to pond and scrapes, reedbeds and contains carefully-managed islands.

Carsington Water is owned and managed by Severn Trent Water. Since its construction, there have been more than 215 bird species and more than 30 mammal species recorded.

Site information
Carsington Water is a large reservoir.

Activities and events

Leisure activities

There are extensive opportunities for outdoor activities including cycle hire, picnic areas, a climbing wall, adventure playground and sailing club. 

School outreach visits

Supporting real-world learning experiences outside the classroom

Our trained educators will facilitate interactive, enquiry-based discovery of the natural world in your outdoor space. We have visits available in Belfast, Birmingham,Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham & Derby.


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