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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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.
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.
A beautiful sight in The National Forest with areas of woodland, grassland, heath and wetland, for you to explore along waymarked footpaths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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