Carsington Water reopened to the public on Wednesday, 3rd June – although there are some restrictions to be aware of when visiting. The car parks are open, but for the time being the bird hides remain locked. Toilets are open but limited, so be prepared to queue. The retail outlets are closed, but the cafe is open – though initially just for take-aways. And remember, social distancing ‘rules’ should be observed throughout the site. For those with annual parking permits, they will be automatically extended by 71 days – the period the site has been closed.