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Ladybower Reservoir

off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bamford
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This reservoir has a great variety of walks for all capabilities. The views around the reservoir are second to none and in great location to more areas of the peak district. Located just up the road is the ladybower Inn which has great choice of food and accommodation close to the reservoir. Parking on the roadside is free but get... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went here for a family walk seeming as it was my birthday. There are loads of walks around here whether you have a dog or not. There's also cycle paths, bridle ways, lakes for the dogs to go in and picnic benches. There is a cafe which sells beverages. There's toilets and plenty of car-parks. You do have to... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We live fairy close to the dam and usually visit whilst on the motorbike with friends, but this particular weekend we decided to visit in the car. It was a very atmospheric misty afternoon with autumn hanging round in the air but it's still an amazing place to visit for the atmosphere and views. We are allowed to drive right... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

well defined walking route which is ideal for the less experienced walker. fantastic views and welcome facility at Fairholmes.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We walked from dewent dam all the way round. It took about 3 hours but we did stop for a nice picnic half way. If you can do this walk not at the weekend its a lot quieter. Plenty of paths to explore along. A couple of steps up and over water than needed the pushchair to be lifted but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Parked up for a long walk on the hills above Ladybower. Lots of options and lovely walks from the large Car Park. Plus great cafe in main car park... But only outside seating.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ladybower,another beautiful walk in the wonderful Peak district The walk is picturesque throughout,a wonderful walk to find peace and serenity throughout Take a picnic and sit by the waterside and enjoy Take a day off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life Refresh your batteries and find inner peace You will find it here,I guarantee it

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good quality room en suite and excellent food.The only let down was the chips as they did not do justice to an otherwise very good menu.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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90 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Walking round the reservoirs of the Derwent valley is a joy at any time of year (best if you can avoid weekends when it becomes so crowded). It is a shorter walk around ladybower (the bottom reservoir) but the views are even better further up around Derwent and Howden and a picnic stop (halfway) at Slippery Stones completes the visit.... More 

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Scottish Borders
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39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was our second visit, approaching the dam from the North this time.The day was balmy and warm, cyclists and walkers abounding. Disappointing to find no restruant or cafe before the bridge- only fisheries stop. We longed for a light bite and Yorkshire Bridge Inn was so disappointing. Visit to the flour mill was our relief. Fresh bakes and oh... More 

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