Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST

The Carsington race is located at Severn Trent Water’s Carsington reservoir near Ashbourne.

For SatNav use postcode DE6 1ST.


We are using the main Carsington Water Visitor car park as the official race car park which will be clearly sign posted on race day. It is expected to get busy on race morning so please arrive as early as possible. Car sharing is highly recommended. The cost for this car park is £3. Severn Trent Water have kindly agreed for Carsington 7+ entrants to pay the 2 hour rate of £3 for parking all day. This means that you do not need to pay for the more expensive all-day rate of £5. This only applies to Carsington 7+ entrants who park in the Carsington Water Visitor car park and for car park tickets purchased before 9.30am on race morning. There are several pay machines in the car park but please allow extra time to obtain a ticket. There is no change given at the pay machines so please ensure you have the correct amount.

The race will start on time so please leave plenty of time to arrive in order to collect your race number. The car park opens at 7.30am. Depending on traffic conditions this car park may close 15-30 minutes before the race and alternative parking can be found at the overflow car park located beside the dam. We recommend that you aim to arrive 75 minutes before the start of the race (8.15am). Pleasefollow the marshals’ instructions at all times when entering and exiting the car parks. Please be patient during peak times.