Lakes & Reservoirs
Taking a walk or cycle ride around one of Derbyshire or the Peak District’s reservoirs is a lovely way to spend a day. With their flat surfaces they can sometimes be the perfect countryside walk!
A few of the best reservoirs in the Peak District are: Carsington Water, Derwent Reservoir, Howden Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir, Ogston Reservoir and Rudyard Lake.
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Ogston Reservoir is situated in beautiful Derbyshire countryside between the low-lying hills of the Amber Valley near the villages of Brackenfield, Ashover and Clay Cross. It is home to many birds and one of Britian's largest bird clubs.
Fernilee Reservoir is located in the Peak District National Park, within the county of Derbyshire and very close to the boundary with Cheshire. The reservoir was the first of two reservoirs built in the Goyt Valley.
There are 3 reservoirs at Linacre, built between 1855 & 1904 and, between them, they hold more than 240 million gallons of water. They are surrounded by bluebell woodland & the site is open for walking & cycling.
Parking fees apply.
The Upper Derwent Valley lies mostly in Derbyshire with the NE region lying in Sheffield. In 1899 the Derwent Valley Water Board was set up to supply water to four cities and two Gothic style dams were built across the River Derwent
Originally named Staunton after the local name for limestone, and Harold after the 12th century lord of the manor. The reservoir was developed from one of six ponds on the nearby National Trust Calke Abbey Estate.
The site comprises of an easy level and broad path surrounding a man-made body of water dating back to 1846. The designed landscape of the site suggests a connection with Hales Hall built in 1722.
Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out - and best of all most facilities are free! On site shops cater for everybody, these include our new outdoor clothes shop 'Water Rail'. The Gallery Cafe & Main Sail Restaurant.
A beautiful sight in The National Forest with areas of woodland, grassland, heath and wetland, for you to explore along waymarked footpaths.
The construction of Ladybower Dam caused considerable controversy because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton and Derwent.
Today visitors enjoy walking and cycling around the dams.
Peace and quiet, fun and action - there's something for everyone at The Trentham Estate. Spend quality time in the internationally renowned Trentham Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme