Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford
(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Bamford itinerary maker to add Ladybower Reservoir and other attractions to your Bamford vacation plans.
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  • This was a beautiful walk, we parked up near the ladybower reservoir and then walked down along the river to derwent valley dam, took just over 1 hour to get there because we stopped for lots of photo...  more »
  • The colours at this time of year around Ladybower and Derwent reservoir are stunning, with a mist hanging around the tops of the hills with peace and quiet just added to the atmosphere, Fantastic. 
  • Went for the afternoon, it's such a beautiful place and a really nice walk around especially this time of year. 
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  • Nice place to cycle around the reservoirs with a choice of routes to suit most levels of cyclist. Excellent place to get away from ring tones and message bleeps with no mobile coverage from any network around most of route. Free parking is available if you park a little further out from fair holmes car park. Good tuck shop, bike wash, and visitor shop etc .
  • Nice peaceful English countryside. Great for cycling and hiking. The views are amazing.
  • Great day out, with great views
  • A wonderfull pleasent and quite place to observe nature closely. Had a wonderfull time there. Most suitable place for camping. You can park your car in a safe place as well.
  • Beautiful place to hang out, for a day out,or just for a short walk around