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Superb scenery especially in autumn, good facilities. We parked on the main road at the bridge as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boyall G
First trip!

Really lovely, took the dogs and enjoyed a lovely walk. Had a coffee n bacon roll really good if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gary B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb scenery especially in autumn, good facilities. We parked on the main road at the bridge as its free and cycled in. If you need toilets or disabled access its best just too drive in to the main car park. You can cycle all the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boyall G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really lovely, took the dogs and enjoyed a lovely walk. Had a coffee n bacon roll really good if not a little expensive. If you enjoy a walk an excellent place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a beautiful area to visit, when we visited the water levels in the reservoirs were very low but as it had been raining there was water everywhere else,the road up the derwent valley to the howden reservoir was flooded in several places but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phillip C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought provoking site with lovely views of wooded hills. The place has a small shop and cafe nearby with parking and is a stopping a d and starting point for walkers bikers and cycling. Toilets are nearby but we did find the signs and maps...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

enjoyed walking around the ruins of the village, and also looking at the dam. a great day out. the only downside was trying to park as it was really busy.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the 24hr car park at 7.30 just as the sun was rising for the visit to the usually submerged village of Derwent. After paying £5 to park all day and a quick visit to the open and spotless toilets, we ventured off to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank MikeeT_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read online about the low water levels and decided to go and have a look. My mum often told me about a village under the water and it always fascinated me, she passed away 30 years ago! What an amazing sight it was when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mil0465
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even with extremely low water, Ladybower is magnificent. Well worth the time to appreciate the magnitude reservoir. Also to appreciate the cost in the loss of the village. The opportunity to appreciate the skills of 617 squadron when they practiced here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank disgruntledman54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at the weekend whilst staying in Bamford. The water levels are very low and the remains of Derwent village can be seen. There is a lovely walk from Ladybower up to the Derwent Dam and then on up to the Howden dam..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a November weekend to see the hidden history of Ladybower reservoir, due to the fantastic summer and the water levels very low, you could easily walk on the base of the reservoir, go early while its still like this as it gets very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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peppersal
December 1, 2018|
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Response from lesley m | Reviewed this property |
In the visitor centre car park it’s pay and display
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Taxbird
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
Park in visitor centre & walk around reservoir when water levels are low. Spooky when viewing former villages. Take the camera for a lasting shot. May be a long time before you see them again.
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Charles C
September 4, 2018|
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