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Ladybower Reservoir

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Address: off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England

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Picturesque, Awesome place to hand out

Visited on 15th April 2017. The place is quite picturesque and you can spend couple of hours there just enjoying the scenic beauty. Good place to walk around and hang out.The... read more

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Pune, India
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on 15th April 2017. The place is quite picturesque and you can spend couple of hours there just enjoying the scenic beauty. Good place to walk around and hang out.The dam's design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows and though we did not see it in full swing, I'm sure must be delight to watch when... More 

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

seeing where the bouncing bomb pilots trained and able to show the grand children, great. more nostalgia for me than them as it was a very wet day (Bank Holiday Monday so what do you expect). short walk along the side of the lake between showers and to keep the dog happy and an ice cream. not the best day... More 

Thank Geoff L
Sandhurst, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at the visitor centre to walk around the reservoir. The full circuit is just under 6 miles. It's easy walking on good paths and you can't get lost! The path is a mix of rough track and proper road but is mostly flat or slightly undulating (a rarity in the Peak District). The views are really lovely. The... More 

Thank Good Names All Gone!
Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful walk on an Easter weekend, we weren't really prepared so didn't walk the whole way round but we will definitely be back. The hot chocolates at the little cafe are amazing too much, needed on a cold day!

Thank travellingdogheads
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out on the trails around Ladybower reservoir. A few steep bits but overall not too challenging. Saw people of all ages around. Be prepared for the elements.

Thank Colin M
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend time with family and friends. A paradise for people who love to walk. Make sure you wear comfortable footwear. The view from the top is simply amazing.The main attraction includes the Reservoiur, plug hole and the inn. Must visit place in Derbyshire.

Thank Smita P
Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit Ladybower Reservoir as my son has son enjoyed learning about it in year 6 geography lessons. There is no visitor centre, just a board and a voice recorded message, but we didn't mind this as had already researched before we set off. Managed to park on the road just further down for free, and enjoyed crossing... More 

Thank 273liz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great idea. The walks along the reservoir are really beautiful, but commendation to the managers of the area, for closing the roads beyond Fairholmes visitor centre, for cyclists and walkers. Lovely choice of walks with something for everyone, and very accessible for those less mobile. Highly recommended, but get there early for easy parking.

Thank nellpapa
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip out with the dog. Beautiful scenery and perfect just as the weather starts to warm up. Only for the fit and able not suitable for people who have difficulties walking. There are a few places to sit down but the paths can be very uneven and pebbled. We will be returning soon for a picnic with all the... More 

Thank dantink
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to have a picnic. .walk, cycle ,or just gaze at the gorgeous surroundings.Theres a lovely pub bout 5 mins and you can park camper in car park overlooking lady bower.

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