Derwent Dam, Peak District National Park

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  • Had a lovely day here, spent it walking round the dam and surrounding area. Lots of interesting history and the dam itself is amazing to see. Visitor centre and toilets are handy at the car park. Woul...  more »
  • It’s a breathtaking sight to see and remember the war time testing of the bouncing bombs. There’s a monument to the Dambuster squadron, unfortunately only visible behind locked iron gates. Beautiful v...  more »
  • Famed for its role in the WW2 Dambusters mission as the place they trained. The dam is imposing along with the two towers. At ground level it looks large but to really appreciate it I would strongly r...  more »
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  • Scene of the Ariel training site as flown over by the Dam busters" Known as Ladybower Dam in the Upper Derwent Valley. There are excellent local walks and mountain/trail routes too. It is possible to use powered buggies near the visitor centre, but not where the ground near the dam can be very wet underfoot with heavy rain. There is a observation point at the side of the dam for a impressive sideways view and the roar of the water! There is also a climb up the hillside via tall steps! into the forest, but well worth the view. The car park gets full quickly and parking on the approach road I believe is not allowed. So plan ahead.
  • Fantastic walk around this historic dam. The dambuster squadron practiced here. The whole area is rugged and beautiful.
  • This is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a variety of great walks of all levels to do. Parking is available with a small shop and snack bar to start or finish with.
  • Great bike ride around the ladybower reservoir from here,stopped off at the ladybower inn for lunch...very nice.great place for a day out.
  • Stunning view that seems to slow the heart rate. A lovely view & walk
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