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Address: off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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Its hard to drive past here and not stop. I was originally drawn here because of the link with the Dambusters and have returned for photography. Get information from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Its hard to drive past here and not stop. I was originally drawn here because of the link with the Dambusters and have returned for photography. Get information from the internet before you visit as things are quite spread out. There is a nice little walk with loads of benches over the road from the dam wall to a set... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of the highlights of the Snake Pass (which starts at Glossop and then winds its way over to Sheffield or towards Bakewell). The views and access to the Ladybower Reservoir are just incredible and rival anything in the Lake District. So if you are meandering along the A57 then do take time to appreciate this fantastic view... More 

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Liverpool
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43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

i stayed in the area for 4 days over Easter i really couldn't get enough of the view also the history here as the Dam Busters used this place and the Derwent dam for training why are you still reading this get up to the peak district now :):):)

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Since the new owner ship has taken over the place has really transformed and it is all for the BETTER! the staff are great and will help you out even if you have never fly fished before it is a joy to go there and just enjoy the location and maybe even catch a few fish as well. Can not... More 

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Notts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We walked around the edge of the reservoir at the end of a 5.5 mile walk and despite the rain found that the views were still stunning. Poppy displays were still in situ at the foot of the viaduct bridge which was very touching to see. We will return in the summer months for another visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Level and long, just the ticket when you feel ill. Also, beautiful views and a pub near the thick end 😄

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

we visited to see where 617 squadron practiced. ended up walking the 19k walk around the reservoir. the scenery and wildlife were breath taking and was made better by a dry day. there is a little kiosk at the car park which does nice hot drinks and food at a low cost which was surprising for visitor attraction. car park... More 

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Scenic location. Good walks in the area. Easily accessible from Bakewell and Buxton. Not far from Castleton and Mam Tor.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fantastic to walk around, and if it is overflowing its a fantastic sight to see, what history too.! If the sun shines for you there's no better place to be!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

East drive to the visitor centre, good facilities and a lovely easy walk all around the reservoir (about 6 miles).

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