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Derwent Dam

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Address: off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
Phone Number: 01433-65-09-53
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Dam Busting

Excellent visitor centre- compact well run and informative.LONG walks, moving commemoration of Dam Busters and Barnes Wallace. The monument to Tip the Dog is also worth a look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Bath
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent visitor centre- compact well run and informative.LONG walks, moving commemoration of Dam Busters and Barnes Wallace. The monument to Tip the Dog is also worth a look. Cycling Walking and B and B nearby

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I went simply because of the connection with the Dambusters and it was stunning. The thought of young men manhandling Lancaster bombers through that countryside over 70 years ago is quite humbling. I'm now partially disabled and from that point of view there are access issues if you want to actually visit the dam - like perfectly good roads you're... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I couldn't believe this place was only 55 miles from where I live . We reached this wonderful place through the snake pass road via the A57. The weather was gorgeous , so expectedly the car park was full; but after a patient wait of 10 minutes , we did find a place to park. It's a pay and display... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Did a little hike around here with the 3 Walking Ladies 28th Feb 2015. What an absolutely beautiful area. There are good facilities at Fairholmes but nothing much anywhere else. We climbed upwards away from the reservoirs at first for a trek along the moor and Rowlee Pasture for an amazing view of Alport Castles then down through a beautiful... More 

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed walking all around this area. There was still snowfall around so very cold but we were wrapped up and enjoyed the resevoirs and the views massively. Parking is £4.70 for the day at the visitors centre but we parked just outside the car park in the 10 or so spaces at... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful scenery, love the sound of rushing water! Hard surfaced path round outside, so suitable for good pushchairs. Apparently you can do a full circular, but this is about 9 miles long; lots of cyclists were doing this. We walked for a couple of miles and came back same path as kids were getting tired.

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Derwent Valley Dams and the Peak District National Park. There were various lovely walks, and most of them are reasonably accessible (with a few exceptions that have stairs - ask in the visitors information centre if a particular track is wheelchair and stroller accessible). Parking was difficult, but we were lucky to snag a... More 

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Earth
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79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took a 12mile walk from Fairholmes car park up to the top of the highest reservoir and back the other side. A bright Sunday in February, with snow on the hills. It was full - lucky to find a couple of parking places (£4.70 for the day). The walking was fairly easy, but the scenery and views change rapidly.... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

visited this beautiful place at night as it is loacated in a really good "dark spot" to do some astrophotography. First time I had seen this dam and was overwhelmed by the size, what an awesome structure with so much history behind it. The sky was glowing with the number of stars you could see, never thought id be able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went out with family who came from London. We are enjoyed it. It was cold for December. Had a decent picnic. Drove and walked around. Worth a visit. Been several times and will go again.

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