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Derwent Dam

off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
+44 1433 650953
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While your at ladybower you might as well take in the Derwent as well . With its links to the dam... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cliff d
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Day trip

Had a brilliant few hours walking at Derwent Dam. Beautiful nature trails with some large animal... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
humphriessue9
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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“car park” (39 reviews)
“bouncing bomb” (8 reviews)
“lovely walk” (21 reviews)
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off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to walk around with great views from above if you choose to walk along those routes. For the most parts the paths are good & fairly even but the one thing that could be better is handrails esp up some of the...More

Thank TheMartins1997
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to go walking, the setting is just stunning and my friends and I enjoyed it thoroughly!! We walked around Ladybower first and then around Derwent Dam which turned into a 8 hour walk but loved every minute of it!!

Thank jules1311
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We went here yesterday to see where the dambusters pilots trained to fly for there mission for ww2 as all I can say is it was fantastic the views were great lovely walks would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to go and...More

Thank The Reviewer T
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Wanted to visit here for ages as it is where the Dam Busters practiced their low flying for the bouncing bomb raids during the second world war. Its a really beautiful place...the walking is great and scenery spectacular. A must if you go to the...More

Thank Carolyn W
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's a nice location for a stroll and is very popular. The small gift shop at the car park has a small but decent selection of gifts. Sadly, the Dam Busters Museum at the dam seems to be permanently closed. It would be good if...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here after a visit to Mam Tor. Wow what a place. The Dam was impressive. We took a circular walk around Ladybower, climbing some steep hills which offered stunning views of the reservoir and surrounding areas. Would loved to...More

Thank Carla H
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Took my bodyboard down this ramp. A real blast. Would be great if there was a lift back up to the top.

Thank Rene H
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Response from The Reviewer T | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know you would have to ask the local visiting office to find out if this allowed, if you find the website to find the contact number to ring before your trip as wouldn’t want to see that you got there and wasn’t... More
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