Enjoy some natural beauty this autumn

Why settle for one beautiful reservoir, when you can visit three, at Upper Derwent Valley this autumn?

Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 1:45 pm

Located in the Peak District, the site is home to the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs, and the famous Derwent Dam that was used for training by the Dambusters Squadron before their daring World War II mission.

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Site supervisor Hazel Earnshaw said: “Upper Derwent Valley holds so much rich history, and is set in such a beautiful landscape, that during autumn, the place really comes alive. The changing colours of the trees and the reflections in the water of the woods is really a sight to behold.

“We have visitors who come from all over the world who come to see the dams and, once here, they can enjoy a walk or cycle around the water’s edge, taking in the stunning landscape. Besides the reservoirs, as you walk round you can see what’s left of the old Tin Town, where the workers lived during the building of the Dams, and down near Fairholmes you can see the spectacular engineering feat that is the Derwent Valley Aqueduct where it crosses Ladybower reservoir.”