This is my first blog this year……….late I know!! We have been away but CBA crept in and i just had too much fun and forgot to write ☺️☺️.

Well off to Carsington Water for the weekend started with a journey of just over an hour. The Carsington Water Club Site ( Caravan and Motorhome Club) was a delight to behold, set in a charming woodland setting. We chose our own pitch which we had insider info on, thank you Paul Robb, plot 5 with a magnificent view over the reservoir.

Our view of the reservoir.
Our view from our side window.

Our plot was so quiet and we woke to find some furry friends joining us.

We had great fun watching their antics.

Rising to sunshine, phew, we had breakfast outside and then set off to walk around the reservoir. It was about 7 miles to complete with a quick detour for a quick pint in the Minors Arms in Carsington. The entrance was literally back down to the entrance of the site and after a turn to the right we entered Millfields car park and we were on the bottom edge of the walk.

We have driven past Carsington Water many times but have never visited. We were quite surprised. The visitors centre was lovely with a few select shops, a water board centre, cafes and a very nice ice cream shop. Yum 😋.

After coffee and yes, a cake we set off on our walk. There was a little area called Shores Island, where there was a little maze of stone sculptures to look through and see different views of the resevoir. Think the bushes may have grown a little into the view of some of them. 😂😂.

Continuing on, we walked up one side and then took the path to the Minors Arms, a well earned break and not too far off our path. They serve food too which looked amazing but we had got a curry at home to cook.

Taking our binoculars was a must as we saw many birds on our walk and plenty of wildlife. There were many hides to look through and even a wildlife centre with big telescopes and volunteers to chat to you. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit they were very informative.

A Greylag goose
A Coot
A Great Crested Grebe
A Goldfinch
A Redshank

There were many wooden sculptures to find and look at on the Hob’ Fairy Tale Trail. Whoever said it was a kids trail obviously haven’t met us!!

This is Hob.
An owl just for my friend Joy. X

A lovely little wooden house to play in.

A thoroughly enjoyable week end, a lovely walk and a beautiful site to stay on. We both felt well rested on our journey home. Good really as we have such a busy week coming up…………….. oh when can we go away again.

Another beautiful sunset to end our perfect weekend.