Derwent Reservoir in Edale

Derwent Reservoir in Edale

Overview

10 miles

The dark waters of the Derwent Valley hide two flooded villages. The dams were also used to develop the ‘Dambusters’ bouncing bomb.

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Derwent Reservoir in Edale

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK 16892 91129

Lat/Lng: 53.416694, -1.7473126

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Other things to do nearby

cycling

Cycling in Hathersage

If you’re looking for a healthy mix of road and off road cycling then Hathersage has it all.

Watersports in Edale

Watersports in Edale

Perfect for first timers who want to get out and experience life on the water. Instructor-led lessons are available for kayaking and canoeing, so why not dive in and have a go?  

Walking and Rambling in Edale

Walking and Rambling in Edale

Try one of the excellent half day walks to the Druid's Stone and Madwoman's Stones or a full day hike around Kinder plateau to the Woolpacks and Kinder Downfall.

cycling

Cycling in Edale

Prefer tarmac? You’ll find well-known hill climbs on our local roads. And there are family-friendly routes around Derwent Reservoir and the marvellous Monsal Trail.

Mam Tor

Peak District trail running camp

Join our long weekend of trail run training from the beautiful village of Castleton. Develop your trail and mountain running experience on our carefully designed running camp.

Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern

Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.

Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern

Visit an underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Don't miss the fossils!       Visit the website

Blue John mine

Blue John Cavern

The tour starts with a short flight of steps before visitors can appreciate the awe-inspiring majesty of the natural caverns.  Then as you go deeper the history of Blue John, or bleu-jaune,

climbing

Climbing in Edale

If you enjoy climbing, head for Stanage Edge. Along this 4-mile stretch of gritstone there’s a choice of 1000 challenges covering all grades.

Hathersage Swimming Pool

Hathersage Swimming Pool

Surprisingly, this large outdoor public swimming pool is located in the small Derbyshire village of Hathersage.

The David Mellor Design Museum

The David Mellor Design Museum

Famous for his cutlery design, the museum shows exactly why David Mellor is so often referred to as ‘the cutlery king’.

climbing

Climbing in Hathersage

Attempt one of the many routes along the famous Stanage, Burbage and Millstone edges. England's finest grit-stone climbing boasts brilliant crags, cracks and bouldering to test your abilities.

cycling

Cycling in Eyam

YHA Eyam is an ideal location for enjoying one of the many circular cycling routes around the lovely Peak District.

Flying

Derbyshire Flying Centre

Fly as free as a bird with paragliders and hang-gliders at Derbyshire Flying Centre in Tideswell.       Visit the website