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Derwent Dam

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Beautiful scenery, tranquil place to remember and reflect.

Derwent Dam - not only a marvel of engineering, not only a beautiful setting to admire, but also a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin S
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking beauty that is well worth the climb to view from the hills.

We walked to Derwent over rugged countryside that is a friend to serious photographers. Words... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan A
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Derwent Dam - not only a marvel of engineering, not only a beautiful setting to admire, but also a place to remember those brave men of 617 Squadron, the famous Dambusters who laid down their lives for us all. It’s a place I’ve always wanted...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to Derwent over rugged countryside that is a friend to serious photographers. Words cannot detail that of my enclosed photos. Peaceful & awe inspiring place that takes away stress & strains of our modern lifestyles. Good footwear required & weatherproofs in case of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for the day with my partner, and I hired a tramper, I do have my own mobility scooter but the trampers here are so much better for the terrain, so cheap to hire as well. Fantastic scenery we were also lucky enough to have...More

Thank Jules M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired two 'Trampers' for my parents. In their late 80's and normally dependent on a wheelchair and willing pusher the Trampers restored their independence . With picnic in the small storage compartment they whizzed off and had a fantastic few hours enjoying the countryside....More

1  Thank Kirsteen L
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This was are first trip to the derwent dam as we live a few hours away from this place as we wanted to show the children the history of this place and what a lovely surprise we had. Full of character and what a beautiful...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

During the great summer heatwave of 2018 this was a lovely find, taking our dog with us on holiday was challenging as we wanted to balance getting him exercise without him being out in the heat for too long and this was the perfect find....More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

There are several walks for people of different levels around this area. Arrive early if you want to get a parking space. Water levels are low but it is still a nice walking area with seating and picnic areas around.

Thank Carol E
Reviewed July 21, 2018

While your at ladybower you might as well take in the Derwent as well . With its links to the dam busters it's got to be seen .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant few hours walking at Derwent Dam. Beautiful nature trails with some large animal carvings that children will enjoy. We first walked over to the east tower first then over to west tower. Inside the West tower is a monument to 617 squadron...More

Thank humphriessue9
Reviewed June 26, 2018

A great place to visit plenty to do and see and a lot to remember of the past. This is where the legendary 617 squadron led buy wing commander Guy Gibson practiced for their raids. Also there is the history of the building of the...More

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July 18, 2018|
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Response from Southborolass | Reviewed this property |
I think that is something you would have ask from the authorities there.