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Derwent Dam

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Past times recalled as village emerges from the waters.

We parked at Ashopton Viaduct & walked trhe complete circle around the water. It rained, wind was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alan A
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Little stroll

Parked up at the ladybower and walked from outside the fishing reception. Round the lady bower... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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All reviews car park bouncing bomb west tower lovely walk information centre world war walk around great place to visit stunning scenery pay and display information boards hot food plenty of parking picnic area couple of hours ice cream free parking
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We parked at Ashopton Viaduct & walked trhe complete circle around the water. It rained, wind was blowing, & we had hailstones. Did not deter the walk or the enjoyment & experience of seeing the resurfaced village.Strange sensations as we wondered around the old hamlet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parked up at the ladybower and walked from outside the fishing reception. Round the lady bower over both bridges and round to derwent. It’s a pleasant walk and you can get right round. Right up at the very top is the derwent bridge which when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A unique opportunity to see the lost village of Derwent. The reservoirs are so low, it is possible to walk among the ruins of the village. If you do this, wear appropriate walking gear as it is muddy the risk of slip and trip is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank disgruntledman54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fabulous to look around the dam from a different perspective - it is incredibly low with people walking on the bed of the dam. The lowest I've ever seen it. Keep expecting to hear the words hose pipe ban and drought conditions mentioned!! The little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gills123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got to see the remains of the village that was flooded over for the reservoir,we took a fabulous woodland walk above the dam great for dog walking,nice cafe at the visitors centre very fresh sandwiches and nice coffee they also serve hot snacks

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lesley m
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lovely relaxing walks as long or as short as you like, with stunning views. Toilets are well kept and clean!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Went to see the dambusters museum at derwent dam only to find it was closed due to the death of the owner,went to the visitor centre and after talking to the person there found out that they were trying to get the museum brought there...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank david d
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Putting my new FitBit to the test - myself and my wife did almost 15km to and from (and around about) the two dam structures - it really is idyllic and accessible to all - with some great sites and views along the way. Wrap...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I visited on a cold but sunny day in Oct and thought it was amazing the paths around the lakes are all paved or dirt roads so great for bike rides and easy walks. The dams them selfs are amazing price of engineering. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nathans1234
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A walk from Bamford to see this awe inspiring site. To stand at the bottom of the wall and imagine a Lancaster appearing with its Merlin engines roaring above the dam makes you appreciate the sacrifice that the Dambusters made. Some fantastic walks around here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Southborolass | Reviewed this property |
I think that is something you would have ask from the authorities there.