United Kingdom Derwent Reservoir

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James Grant

About This Spot

In the Upper Derwent Valley there are
three reservoirs; Ladybower, Derwent and
Howden. Howden takes its water from near the source of the River Derwent before passing it down. The reservoirs provide almost all of Derbyshire’s water as well as some of South Yorkshire and further afield to Manchester, Nottingham and Leicester. Derwent Reservoir and most notably the dam is very well known for its part in the testing of the Dam Busters’ runs in World War II. Planned
flyovers have been run roughly every 5 years to commemorate the Battle of Britain using a Lancaster Bomber and Spitfires.

While these three reservoirs are man-made, the area itself is of outstanding beauty and at times you would be forgiven if you were fooled into thinking it was all natural. Derwent Edge dominates the skyline while lower slopes around are lined with larch trees below.

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