Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford

4.8
#1 of 13 in Nature in Peak District National Park
Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. It is also one of the largest bell-mouth spillways in the world. While the spillway offers a curious site, the surrounding scene is packed with natural beauty and serenity as well. This is a great place to spend your day walking, jogging, and biking around the trails. When you arrive, you can find more information at the Fairholmes visitors' center on the northern tip of Ladybower. Make Ladybower Reservoir part of your personalized Bamford itinerary using our Bamford trip planner.
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  • We walked the circular of the reservoir and it's a relatively easy but long walk. Great views and lots of bird life and wildlife. There is a small cafe which was doing take away drinks and snacks...  more »
  • We cycled the northern half of the reservoirs. We started at Fairholmes Carpark and did an approx 16km circuit returning across the water under the dam. It was absolutely beautiful especially with...  more »
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  • Beautiful and lovely views, great for long walks and runs. Parking is free by the side of the road I'd you can find any, else you can use Severn Trent car park which costs £3.00 for the whole day. If you plan to walk around the whole reservoir then plan at least 3 to 4 hours for this.
  • Very serene and pretty place. We went visited during long weekend and parking was difficult to find. One of the top places in peak district.

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