Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford

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#1 of 10 in Nature in Peak District National Park
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. It is also one of the largest bell-mouth spillways in the world. While the spillway offers a curious site, the surrounding scene is packed with natural beauty and serenity as well. This is a great place to spend your day walking, jogging, and biking around the trails. When you arrive, you can find more information at the Fairholmes visitors' center on the northern tip of Ladybower. Make Ladybower Reservoir part of your personalized Bamford itinerary using our Bamford trip planner .
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  • A nice short MTB ride along a good quality track from Bamford but ideal to continue on for more challenging stuff.  more »
  • This is a beautiful part of Derbyshire, great for walking, watching the wildlife and enjoying the hills around. Don't forget to go up to the dam.  more »
  • Visited Ladybower Reservoir and sink holes. An amazing spectacle to see and wonderful scenery. After seeing this, I recommend a drive to Derwent Reservoir and Dam, stopping at Fairholmes Visitor Centr...  more »
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  • Picturesque (and very popular) part of the peak district with many trails and accessible paths for all ages. Plenty of parking with 2 pubs near by.
  • Great place to visit. The Reservoirs look really great.
  • Lovely walk and scenery. Has a carpark which is reasonably priced and a little shop and toilets. Great for picture taking too and is also great for joggers!
  • Great place to fish but, wether you catch depends on the weather to quite an extent.
  • An absolutely beautiful space. Roadside parking was difficult but not impossible to find and we found a great place for a picnic by the side of the reservoir. Great place to spend a sunny day.

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