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Ladybower Reservoir

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

I may be a little biased about Ladybower Reservoir because I was born on the Yorkshire Bridge Estate which is a few hundred yards from the dam wall, but this area is wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I may be a little biased about Ladybower Reservoir because I was born on the Yorkshire Bridge Estate which is a few hundred yards from the dam wall, but this area is wonderful whatever the time of year. So much to do from walking to cycling and running, wildlife watching, picnics or just sitting around taking in the scenery. The... More 

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Gorseinon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped for Sunday lunch had Lamb dinner with all fresh vegetables and lovely roasted potatoes and parsnips the meal was lovely but I thought £13 was a bit much I think £8 would of been a better price to be honest but worth a stop if passing but don't make a special trip

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From Bamford the Ladybower Reservoir was the starting point for our drive around the reservoirs. From there we took a right turn off the main road and drove alongside the Derwent and then the Howden reservoirs. Ladybower is a magnificent prospect and is well worth visiting if you are in the Peaks.

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scunthorpe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a very large reservoir, with bike hire and a kiosk selling refreshments. Toilet facilities too. Not many places to sit. Take a picnic.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

what a fantastic beautiful place for walking cycling , great for familys , tea room half way around with cycle hire , steeped in history I love it !

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a great day cycling around the reservoir fantastic views all the way around will be doing this ride again in October.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had a long walk along the lake on a bright warm and sunny day - would have enjoyed the walk more if temperature was in 20s - beautiful views !!! Camera is a must - binoculars for enthusiasts !! Only difficulty was finding a rest room - else quite a nice time

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lovely place for a sunny afternoon be it whether you're arriving by foot, car, or bike. Loads of parking areas. There's a long'ish walk around the lake which is about 12 miles. Some hills but not too bad. Great views. Fabulous when they do the dambusters fly pasts. Great day out. Bring a camera.

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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We parked up the main road from Fairholmes Car Park on the Derwent Reservoir at the free parking along the road at specified places. We had been previously walking on foot around Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs and noticed the cycle hire shop behind the tea and cake outlet so this time we hired bikes for the afternoon (think it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a gloomy day in June but it was still beautiful. I was just sad it wasn't over flowing! There were lots of cyclists and walkers about but we were lucky enough to park in a lay-by for free. We went around the reservoir which was about 5/6 miles and rewarded ourselves at the cafe afterwards. Next time,... More 

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Address: off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Bamford

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