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Ladybower Reservoir

off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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great views

enjoyed lovely views and scenery on a walk round the reservoir. great for wildlife and scenic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jaimie62
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Walsoken, Wisbech, United Kingdom
Cycl8ng around Derwent reservoir

Sunday last we set off from visitors centre to cycle around Derwent water . It’s 11 Miles in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sidpig
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England
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“car park” (64 reviews)
“snake pass” (20 reviews)
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off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoyed lovely views and scenery on a walk round the reservoir. great for wildlife and scenic photography.

Thank Jaimie62
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sunday last we set off from visitors centre to cycle around Derwent water . It’s 11 Miles in total all the way round . At the head of the reservoir we didn’t find the path that easy to cycle on, but worth it for stunning...More

Thank sidpig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely drive out over Snake Pass. not been here for 50 years.Parked in Heatherdene, Cost £3 for all day parking. downside. no sign for toilets. went down steep hill to find they were back up where we had just been. went back up no sign...More

1  Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great area to walk or cycle round with many routes to choose from and wonderful views all round. The reservoir also offer some great fly fishing for those interested in catching some potentially very large rainbow trout. Combined with Derwent and Howden reservoirs along...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Ladybower after walking around Derwent dam & wanted to take some photos of this lovely reservoir. We went to park in Heatherdene but decided to park on the road, which was free!! After having a picnic over looking the reservoir we walked...More

1  Thank TheMartins1997
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a great walk across the damn and then around the reservoir. We had a lovely picnic on the trails with our dog Molly who loved the water. We then had a beer at the ;local pub which again was very welcoming. Be warned...More

Thank Gerry2743
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely would recommend coming here, get here early to the main parking area, £5 for the day is very reasonable.. Long picturesque walks if you are into it.. We went as a couple and walked round for hours never getting board, saw the amazing derwent...More

Thank AndyMortz
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. Be careful where you park and note any restrictions (we saw a couple of very vigilant traffic wardens and a whole row of cars got ticketed!).

Thank Jobenina
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I would have thought this to be just another dam. I was mistaken! It was used to test dam busters in WWII.

Thank Rich G
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Having been lucky with the weather this bank holiday we went to this reservoir.It has a great visitor centre with a lovely old man who will give you advice on walks around the reservoir and to the dams.There is a snack shop which sells nice...More

1  Thank queencharlie
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roham n
7 June 2018|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
I would say that would be possible provided ypu exercise appropriate care & use a suitable area for your BBQ. I have cooked bacon & eggs on occaisions & not had problems! Litter is a problem in The Peak so good house-keeping... More
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Jamie G
4 May 2018|
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Response from Pam D | Reviewed this property |
It's a long walk around the reservoir, some along the road. There is a visitor centre with information on various walks. We ate at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn in Bamford - excellent, a short drive away.
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kezymc
19 April 2018|
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Response from walkingboots2016 | Reviewed this property |
hi dont think you can park by the dam but there is a car park on the side of the road a few minutes walk away
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