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Ladybower Reservoir

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Address: off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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Half day bank fishing bagged a couple of nice rainbow back again in March 2017 for more fishing it's very accessible for a novice like me, friendly and helpful advice from fishery... read more

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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Half day bank fishing bagged a couple of nice rainbow back again in March 2017 for more fishing it's very accessible for a novice like me, friendly and helpful advice from fishery and just a good value day out

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing place, weather your looking for an easy walk/ cycle or an epic stomp. There are lots off free parking sites along side the reservoir or near the bridge, or you can pay and display at the official carpark visitor facilities near the upper dam. There is a little shop and a coffee station and bike wash... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The car park here is £2 for 2 hours or under or £4.70 for all day. There were very few spaces even at 11am on a January Sunday - perhaps if more time options were available it would relieve the pressure. There are toilets, a food kiosk and a visitor centre which I would say is more of a shop.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting bamford this is a lovely place to visit. The scenery is beautiful and steeped in history. I walked around the reservoir and met many dog walkers so is dog friendly. Well worth a visit. Stopped at the ladybower inn afterwards for lunch, which I can also recommend.

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Thank carolineja80
Meriden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous, easy walks. Not too challenging but well worth the visit. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for our walk, so the views were spectacular. Clean, tidy and well kept. Highly recommended

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Thank Sarahnbundle
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I often stop here in the evening in summertime on my motorbike, great scenery and nice just to chill

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Thank Craig J
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Ladybower Dam" as this attraction is affectionately known, is three reservoirs linked together, the highest being in the Upper Derwent Valley where lies the source of the River Derwent and the River Ashop. The first dam is the Upper Derwent then the Howden and finally the Ladybower. The scenery around the dams is spectacular and ranks with anything the UK... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having cycled around the reservoir as a child it's been fantastic to return recently and do some runs. It's one of the most beautiful and unique places to cycle or run round on your own or with family. Free and paid parking options with a great little cafe/shop

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took our dog for a walk at Ladybower Reservoir as I had been told that it was a nice walk with great views. I wasn't disappointed the views are stunning which made for a beautiful walk at the side of the reservoir we only walked at one side as we had our 5 1/2 month old German Shepherd with... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Some areas don't allow dogs, so make sure you read the signs. Dogs must be on a lead in the surrounding areas, it seems that friendly dogs are let off the lead which doesn't bother me in the slightest. Great area and amazing views.

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