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Ladybower Reservoir

off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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November is a beautiful time to visit

We are up in Derbyshire in November every year, and a visit to this lovely place is on the cards... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet F
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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What a lovely sight especially in all the hot waether we have had this summer. A great resrvoir... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angela H
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“car park” (64 reviews)
“snake pass” (20 reviews)
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off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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"car park"
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"snake pass"
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"yorkshire bridge"
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"lady bower"
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"lovely walk"
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"dam busters"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"stunning views"
in 29 reviews
"from manchester"
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"bike ride"
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"dam wall"
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"toilet facilities"
in 9 reviews
"bouncing bomb"
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"fresh air"
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"pay and display"
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"well worth a visit"
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"peak district"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are up in Derbyshire in November every year, and a visit to this lovely place is on the cards each time. They shut the road that goes alongside the dams on Sundays so walkers and those of us that love a bike ride can...More

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely sight especially in all the hot waether we have had this summer. A great resrvoir with brilliant wildlife on its banks and on the water

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids and a picnic up to Ladybower Reservoir today. About 90 minutes from Burton, but very easy to access off the M1 junction 29. Parked up at Heatherdene car park. £3 to park all day. Decent toilets, information boards, maps and drinking water...More

Thank Sam E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t intend to walk a lot but when there you get caught up and want to see more. Lovely afternoon will go again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't expect it to be such a huge place. Lovely woodland walks and beautiful views. We stayed about 4 hours and had a drink at the little tea shop.there was also lots of information about the reservoir and the history. It was very informative and...More

Thank Lorraine E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at Fairholmes Visitor Centre - £5 parking for a full day, clean facilities, little shop selling refreshments and the visitor centre itself. This had a nice range of little gifts and plenty of information and the staff were friendly. We did a gentle...More

Thank CJIOHJM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped near by and walked to see the plug but water levels are low so no water was in it. There are 3 levels of walking but was hard to find the red trail so we just walked our own root. Parking and toilets near...More

Thank Carol E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ladybower is easiest reached by going along the snake pass from Glossop. it takes you over some winding open roads with fantastic views of open moorland land and forest. As you approach the turn off for ladybower look for a big white bridge going over...More

1  Thank edwardbear80
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb views along beautiful walks. Carparks, bike hire cafe all available. Cycle routes sign posted also. Great for families and those who want to be out in the countryside enjoying nature. Will be going again during summer hols with pic nic.

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and quiet walk around ladybower reservoir. Amazing views of the surrounding hills. Started off at the visitor centre and walked the six miles around the reservoir, we had a nice and relaxing walk, so peaceful. Recommended for all who want a nice leisurely, not...More

1  Thank nezzaman70
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roham n
7 June 2018|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
I would say that would be possible provided ypu exercise appropriate care & use a suitable area for your BBQ. I have cooked bacon & eggs on occaisions & not had problems! Litter is a problem in The Peak so good house-keeping... More
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Jamie G
4 May 2018|
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Response from Pam D | Reviewed this property |
It's a long walk around the reservoir, some along the road. There is a visitor centre with information on various walks. We ate at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn in Bamford - excellent, a short drive away.
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kezymc
19 April 2018|
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Response from walkingboots2016 | Reviewed this property |
hi dont think you can park by the dam but there is a car park on the side of the road a few minutes walk away
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