Ladybower Reservoir - Peak District National Park

The Ladybower area of the Peak District National Park in the UK has long been a favourite place of mine. Somewhere to go for peace and quiet; and magnificent views over England at its best. Although Ladybower is in the Peak District, there are no magnificent snow capped mountains, just beautiful rolling hills, 500-600 metres high, but still very much "peaks" as far as England is concerned.

For convenience, I use the term Ladybower for the area surrounding the three reservoirs of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden; all separate reservoirs, with their own unique dams, but very much connected by the rivers that flow through them, and in their task of supplying water to the surrounding cities.

Time for some self indulgence! Much has been written about the construction of the dams, and the flooding of the valleys so I'm not going to repeat that here - it's just going to be a page of recent photos, taken on a wonderful day out in the hills.

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Ladybower Reservoir, from the hills above, looking south over the dam.
Ladybower Reservoir, from the hills above, looking south over the dam.
Ladybower, from road level, looking north-west. Ashopton Viaduct in the distance.
Ladybower, from road level, looking north-west. Ashopton Viaduct in the distance.
Ashopton Viaduct, Win Hill on the horizon to the south
Ashopton Viaduct, Win Hill on the horizon to the south
Through the trees alongside Ladybower
Through the trees alongside Ladybower
Peaceful fishing from the banks
Peaceful fishing from the banks
Reservoir below, hills around the Edale Valley in the distance
Reservoir below, hills around the Edale Valley in the distance
Ladybower Reservoir, looking north towards Derwent Reservoir
Ladybower Reservoir, looking north towards Derwent Reservoir
Ladybower Reservoir, looking south, Ashopton Viaduct far below
Ladybower Reservoir, looking south, Ashopton Viaduct far below
The Ladybower Inn - where many walks begin or end, or both!
The Ladybower Inn - where many walks begin or end, or both!

Ladybower Area Map

Peak District Weather Warning

Just a glimpse of the Peak District around Ladybower, for you, on a warm sunny day.

But be warned if visiting and walking. This is an upland area of the UK and warm sunny days are not that frequent. Many times I've been wet and verging on cold when the weather has been more typically grey and windy. If you're going walking on the hills, check the weather forecast and be prepared for all that English weather can throw at you!

Don't let the weather potentially put you off. With the right walking gear even wetter days can be enjoyable and provide the much needed break from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

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Ladybower - Comments 4 comments

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BRIAN SLATER 6 years ago from Nottingham Uk

nice set of photographs here-- well done


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bigmikeh 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Brian - photo hubs are not normally my style but....why not I thought.


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CyclingFitness 5 years ago from Nottingham UK

Cracking photo's- I'm heading up Win Hill tomorrow so thought it would give myself some inspiration.


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bigmikeh 5 years ago from UK Author

Have a good day!

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