Carsington Water

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Off there from Thorpe on Sunday. Just wondered if anyone else has been and is there a shop in walking or cycling distance for the basics, bread, milk or dare I say it wine, and beer :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi.
    I stopped there a couple of weeks ago. I was on the CC site which is on the south side of the water. There were a few supplies on the site, but not a lot. There is a small shop in Carsington village which should have most essentials, there is also a caffe at the visitors centre which is about half way up the west side.

    Its quite a nice bike ride around the water but it is quite steep in places, even with my cheats bike :Wink:.

    Have a good trip

    Mike
     
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    Thanks for that, all we are likely to need is bread n milk so should be ok. :thumb:
     
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    Probably best nipping down the road to Ashbourne Ken. As far as I remember there is only a gift shop at the Visitor Centre.

    Graham
     
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    Went into Ashbourne on our PROPER push bikes. Got soaked, the heavens opened!!! Not too impressed by Ashbourne to be honest. We will survive. got the G&T and some wine to see us through. :Rofl1:
     
  6. TheTwoOfUs

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    There are a couple of pubs nearby. One only a couple of hundred yards from the visitor centre entrance, the other in Carsington village about half way round the res.
    The distance round the res. on the foot/cycle path is approx. 7 miles and is qiuite hilly in places. Great going downhill but hard work going up!
     
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    OOOoooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh!! They weren't stuck to the rack by rust then :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    On the few occasions we've been to Ashbourne it's struck me as interesting if you have the inclination to find the interesting bits - they're there to be found, just takes some doing. Nice Saturday market if I recall correctly.

    Graham
     
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    [ or dare I say it wine, and beer :Rofl1:[/QUOTE]





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