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Ladybower Reservoir, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire
January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 6:00 pm
An event every year that begins at 8:00am on of June, repeating indefinitely
Situated in the Upper Derwent valley in the heart of the Peak National Park, in an area often referred to as the ‘Lake District’ of the Peak. It is surrounded by magnificent countryside where woodland and water, topped by high moors predominate.
In recent year forestry has become an important factor and the sides of the valley have become clothed in conifers. The outstanding beauty of the area acts as a magnate for walkers, cyclists, fell runners and those who come to relax and enjoy the countryside. The Upper Derwent information centre is based at Fairholmes where bicycles can be hired and information about the area can be obtained.
There is also parking and a café here with access to picnic areas and the dam which has the Dambusters museum located on the top as the reservoir played a key part in preparations for the Dam Busters raid. Each year a Lancaster bomber can be seen flying the length of the reservoir, re-enacting this amazing moment.
This beautiful location provides the perfect family day out with a wonderful, tarmac cycle path round part of the lake and is ideal for
mountain bikers offering some great routes. Picnic spots abound giving stunning views of the surrounding hills.