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Derwent Dam

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Address: off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
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Stunning scenery

What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We went to Sheffield for the weekend to visit our Son at Uni and decided to venture out for a walk. We drove to Derwent Valley... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
nicolab113

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We went to Sheffield for the weekend to visit our Son at Uni and decided to venture out for a walk. We drove to Derwent Valley and pulled up along the side of the road. We walked anti clockwise around the reservior with our two Bichons then came across the Dam,... More 

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can drive round most of the lake (not at weekends for some reason) it is quite beautiful tree lined and tranquil

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cycled the 11 miles around the Derwent Reservoir going anti-clockwise from Derwent Dam, as a family, with 2 children (age 12 and 9). It is all hard surfaces, and on the west edge is an access only road, so only came across a couple of cars on this stretch, which makes it a great bike ride with children. Some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

A great place to visit, great walks with information along the routes. It was a shame the museum in the west wing has closed.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

I went here on a Saturday afternoon for the day. Beautiful scenery and a lovely walk around the reservoirs. Interesting history and so peaceful for an afternoon out.

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Thank Lauren H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

After watching British walks with a view Julia Bradbury show we decided that Derbyshire want to far from our home in Newark. It took us approx 1.5hrs. The downfall we thought was the roads in and out which were full of pot holes.is worth the journey. We parked at the fallowes which has a little cafe style window and an... More 

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Meriden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful clear winter's day. The views are spectacular and the dam is an amazing structure. Very well kept and easily accessible

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Horndean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had a lovely day at the Derwent Reservoir, walking from the visitor centre around the Derwent and Holden reservoirs. It's an 11 mile walk on gravel tracks mainly, a bit up and down in places, but nothing strenuous. Take time to enjoy the lovely views on the way round.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Many people visit this spot just to use the cafe, toilets and seating [trying very hard not to trip over all the resting ducks!] It is also possible to hire bikes here.There are numerous information boards around the car park relating to the dams and reservoirs in this valley. A 5/10 minute walk away in the direction of the main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and walking around. Really nice in June and I am sure it's the same all year. Tip.... don't use the pay and display and use the parking on the road for free 50 minutes down the road

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