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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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one of my favourite walks, i have lost count of how many times i have been

this is one of my favourite walks, especially the 10 mile walk around the dam, you can really see history, there is the old villiage now under water the information along the walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

this is one of my favourite walks, especially the 10 mile walk around the dam, you can really see history, there is the old villiage now under water the information along the walk isvery good..for those people who aren't aware of the use during the war of this dam it is really time for people to read about Barnes Wallis,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An amazing little bolt hole, 20 mins from Sheffield. Peace, tranquility, great views and a great 4 hour walk up onto Derwent Edge to really make it a great day! Get out there... now!!

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Rakkestad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice walkway, nicely parking, easily available, big trees, a BIG dam, good ice-cream, friendly ducks. Need I say more? Some information boards gave us some knowledge of what's been going on here in the past.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

£18 for a ham and cheese sandwich, duck wrap, lime and soda and half a pint :-( sandwich/wrap served with very small side salad smothered in a curdled dressing! Had nicer duck wraps from tesco for £2, the salad was inedible, husband didn't mind his sandwich but said it was nothing to write home about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were not sure how far you could actually drive along the reservoirs so we tentatively motored past the rest of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs until the road came to an end in a neat turning circle. Part of the road is apparently closed on weekends and Bank Holidays, but on a Tuesday morning we had no trouble with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

visit the reservoir,there is carparking and a toilet (porta loo) the walk to the dam is approx. 2 miles,there is a path suitable for all,the dam is amazing and just a little further is a waterfall(cauldron snout) advisable to wear sensible shoes especially if you want to see the bottom of the fall as it is quite rocky,being part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a must do for any visit to the Peak District area. Visited yesterday as interested in the Dambusters history. Beautiful sceanery to relax in weather just walking or sitting and watching the water. The dams are impressive surrounded by woodland. Very nice visitor centre, were you can get light snacks and a souvenir or to. We took a... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visited in company with friend whose father flew with 655 squadron. Stunning views, great walks in the area, really brings home the difficulty the pilots had who trained here for the dams' raids. Parking gets to be interesting on a busy weekend at the Centre but plenty parking lower down the road if you're happy to walk a bit. Forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Well worth visiting the Dam scene of the famous da busting bomb trials. The dam is set in pine forests. It is a very peaceful place to walk and enjoy the scenery. Small cafe, information point and facilities on site. Great place for serious walkers or casual strolling. Highly recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This has to be my favorite of many places we have visited mainly for the history of the Dam and the stunning views of the lake.

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Address: off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
Phone Number: 01433-65-09-53
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park
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Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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