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Wildlife at Carsington Water

 Posted by on April 14, 2011  Features
Apr 142011

Lying in the Henmore Valley between Ashbourne and Wirksworth, Carsington?Water’s capacity of 7.8 billion gallons makes it the seventh largest reservoir in the UK. Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992, the reservoir and its surrounding woods, fields and wetlands are a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts. They boast a bird list of 209 species and a supporting cast of dragonflies, butterflies, moths, mammals and plants.

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