Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. The River Ashop flows into the reservoir from the west; the River Derwent flows south, initially through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir, and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. Ladybower was built between 1935 and 1943 by the Derwent Valley Water Board to supplement the other two reservoirs in supplying the water needs of the East Midlands. It took a further two years to fill. Water from the reservoirs supplies Sheffield, Derby and Leicester. I first came here about 60 years ago when I used to stay in Sheffield with family friends during the school holidays.

Posted by Baz Richardson – often away on 2016-08-14 08:40:03

Tagged: , Derbyshire , Peak District National Park , Ladybower Reservoir , Upper Derwent Valley , lakes , reservoirs

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