Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire, UK - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire, UK
Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire, UK - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The Ladybower Reservoir was constructed between 1935-43 to provide river control and water to local villages near to Bamford in the Peak District of Derbyshire. The 3-mile long 'Y' shaped reservoir is close to Hope VAlley and it's construction resulted in the flooding of Ashopton village. The reservoir is fed by the River Ashop from the west and River Derwent from the north (via the Derwent Reservoir).
This has become a local tourist attraction as it was used for practice runs by the 'Dambuster' 617 Bomber Squadron in preparation to their famous bouncing bomb raid on the Ruhr dams in Germany during WWII. At the Derwent reservoir nearby is a small visitor centre at Derwent Dam shows video footage and memorabilia of their mission.
Ladybower Reservoir is also popular for cycling and walking, with nearby walks including Win Hill and Snake Pass. The lake contains good fishing for trout.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Ladybower Reservoir is about 12 miles west of Sheffield on the A57 and B6013.