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Labybower dam

I used to go regular when I was growing up and there was a lot to see and do. I moved away 20 years... read more

Reviewed today
Jane H
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What an amazing thing to behold. Of you want to see the plughole overflowing call the park... read more

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James B
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off the A57, Bamford, Peak District National Park, England
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All reviewscar parksnake passyorkshire bridgelady bowerlovely walkdam bustersbeautiful place to visitstunning viewsbike ridedam wallfrom manchestertoilet facilitiesbouncing bombpay and displayfresh airpeak districtwell worth a visit
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Reviewed today via mobile

I used to go regular when I was growing up and there was a lot to see and do. I moved away 20 years ago and recently I moved back this way and visited the dam its grown very popular now as therefore much more...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing thing to behold. Of you want to see the plughole overflowing call the park authority first to check if not sure on water level. When it's flowing its quite the sight to behold

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place and very beautiful. The lady bower reservoir also links with the derwent /upper derwent and Howden reservoirs and makes for a great bike ride or a walk. There are a couple of dams separating the reservoirs which are great to see and was...More

Thank Jon-branston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent walk and nice views. We ended up walking for 4 hours as we got a bit lost from time to time so would be better to have a sign. Or have downloaded a map because we didn’t always have signal

Thank beeboo180
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tested a walk for suitability for a person in a wheelchair. The walk, the Touchstone Trail isn't suitable. That said, a part of it is. The route goes from Water Lane, to the Quaker properties and then follows the National Cycle Network bridleway path...More

Thank JackieTrainor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful reservoir built around a hundred years ago by flooding the valley and moving the residents of a couple of villages. The area is well kept and there are lots of walking paths. It is very popular especially at weekends. There is...More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first outing having arrived in the Peak District with our Welsh Springer Spaniel and we found the walk by the reservoir to be exactly what we needed. We pulled in to a lay-by and after a short downhill descent we were able...More

Thank Beryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great easy walk around the reservoir , nice flat paths you don’t realise you have walked 6 miles when you get back to where you started. Great to see where Derwent village was before the flooding because the water is quite low at the moment...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just walking around the Ladybower and Derwent Dams are a pleasure to behold from the car park up to tin town and beyond all the while thinking of those brave RAF men training during the war on the dambusters raids . Just simply a wonderful...More

Thank richJay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Occasional free parking and some pay and display. Make sure you park in the bays, traffic wardens we’re giving out tickets when we left... Nice walks and views.

Thank filhart
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Charles C
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Response from queencharlie | Reviewed this property |
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linzi n
31 August 2018|
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Response from Gerry2743 | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid that I could not get a place in any of the nearby car parks so I am afraid that I cannot answer this question. The earlier answer about the public house is accurate. If you park on the road your car must be... More
roham n
7 June 2018|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
I would say that would be possible provided ypu exercise appropriate care & use a suitable area for your BBQ. I have cooked bacon & eggs on occaisions & not had problems! Litter is a problem in The Peak so good house-keeping... More