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    Reservoir, free entry


    Tourist Information Centre

    01298 25106


    S33 0BU



    Ladybower Viaduct

    Ladybower Viaduct


    Ladybower Reservoir is a large 'Y' shaped reservoir, the lowest of the three in the Upper Derwent Valley. It was built between 1935 - 1943 and then took a further two years to fill it.
    The villages of Derwent and Ashopton had to be flooded to create this reservoir and the inhabitants were relocated to Yorkshire Bridge estate, just downstream of Ladybower Dam. It was opened in 24 September 1945 by King George VI During the 1990s the wall was raised and strenghened to reduce the risk of 'over-toppig' in a major flood.

    For further details see www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

    Children welcomeDogs accepted

    Open all the time


    Free entry

    Free entry

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sat 11 Oct - Wed 5 Nov Derwent Pulse



    See location of Upper Derwent Valley on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 172893  Lat: 53.40053 Long: -1.74227


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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