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 Area Map
Peak District Guides
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.