About Us

Carsington Sports and Leisure limited (CSL) is a private company based at the activity centre on the shores of Carsington Reservoir. We have been in operation for over twenty years and from small beginnings as a boat hire centre we have grown into one the country's biggest training centres.

The reservoir itself is owned and managed by Severn Trent Water who use the site as its flagship visitor site operating from the visitor centre in the building next to our own. The reservoir is one of the UK's biggest at 750 acres, renowned for it's cystal clear water there is something for everyone to enjoy on the site which borders the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.

CSL offer activities to the members of the public for both land based and water borne activities which include:

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Paddlesports
  • Team Building
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Fly Fishing


Recognised by National Governing Bodies for sport and various other licensing authorities, we are proud to be considered one of the best activity operations in both the local area and indeed the UK. We use top quality equipment from a range of suppliers to ensure that all of the activities we offer are enjoyed by people of all ages. As you would expect, safety is paramount and our fully qualified staff are always on hand to offer guidance and support during your visit.