We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Derwent Dam

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Awe Inspiring

A walk from Bamford to see this awe inspiring site. To stand at the bottom of the wall and imagine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony H
via mobile
Beautiful scenery, tranquil place to remember and reflect.

Derwent Dam - not only a marvel of engineering, not only a beautiful setting to admire, but also a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Martin S
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 305 reviews
All photos (345)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“car park”(38 reviews)
“bouncing bomb”(8 reviews)
“lovely walk”(22 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
+44 1433 650953
Reviews (305)
Filter reviews
303 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews car park bouncing bomb lovely walk west tower information centre world war walk around great place to visit stunning scenery tranquil place pay and display information boards small shop excellent facilities visitor center lots of parking blue badge holders
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 303 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A walk from Bamford to see this awe inspiring site. To stand at the bottom of the wall and imagine a Lancaster appearing with its Merlin engines roaring above the dam makes you appreciate the sacrifice that the Dambusters made. Some fantastic walks around here...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Derwent Dam - not only a marvel of engineering, not only a beautiful setting to admire, but also a place to remember those brave men of 617 Squadron, the famous Dambusters who laid down their lives for us all. It’s a place I’ve always wanted...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We walked to Derwent over rugged countryside that is a friend to serious photographers. Words cannot detail that of my enclosed photos. Peaceful & awe inspiring place that takes away stress & strains of our modern lifestyles. Good footwear required & weatherproofs in case of...More

1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Came for the day with my partner, and I hired a tramper, I do have my own mobility scooter but the trampers here are so much better for the terrain, so cheap to hire as well. Fantastic scenery we were also lucky enough to have...More

Thank Jules M
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We hired two 'Trampers' for my parents. In their late 80's and normally dependent on a wheelchair and willing pusher the Trampers restored their independence . With picnic in the small storage compartment they whizzed off and had a fantastic few hours enjoying the countryside....More

2  Thank Kirsteen L
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This was are first trip to the derwent dam as we live a few hours away from this place as we wanted to show the children the history of this place and what a lovely surprise we had. Full of character and what a beautiful...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

During the great summer heatwave of 2018 this was a lovely find, taking our dog with us on holiday was challenging as we wanted to balance getting him exercise without him being out in the heat for too long and this was the perfect find....More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

There are several walks for people of different levels around this area. Arrive early if you want to get a parking space. Water levels are low but it is still a nice walking area with seating and picnic areas around.

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 21 July 2018

While your at ladybower you might as well take in the Derwent as well . With its links to the dam busters it's got to be seen .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant few hours walking at Derwent Dam. Beautiful nature trails with some large animal carvings that children will enjoy. We first walked over to the east tower first then over to west tower. Inside the West tower is a monument to 617 squadron...More

Thank humphriessue9
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
Losehill House Hotel & Spa
1 192 reviews
4.86 km away
Strines Inn
127 reviews
5.22 km away
Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District
392 reviews
7.21 km away
George Hotel
430 reviews
10.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 308 nearby restaurants
The Yorkshire Bridge Inn
299 reviews
5.60 km away
Curry Cabin
256 reviews
6.35 km away
The Rambler Inn
249 reviews
6.51 km away
The Cheshire Cheese
328 reviews
5.74 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 144 nearby attractions
Mam Tor
53 reviews
5.79 km away
Kinder Scout
236 reviews
7.02 km away
Peak Mountaineering Day Tours
476 reviews
7.03 km away
Pure Outdoor Ltd.
530 reviews
7.96 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Southborolass | Reviewed this property |
I think that is something you would have ask from the authorities there.