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Derwent Dam

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Dam busters practice area

A unique opportunity to see the lost village of Derwent. The reservoirs are so low, it is possible... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paignton, United Kingdom
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low water at Derwent

fabulous to look around the dam from a different perspective - it is incredibly low with people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Beautiful spot but very busy on sundays. Awful trip to the small Dambusters museum because the owner was so unecessarily rude to us. If you do not want to incur his bullying body language and words do not take any photos in the museum!

25  Thank JuneM52
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

went here with a friend had an amamazing lunch, beautiful jacket potato then we went off to see the animals and a walk around the dam, we took some stunning photos of the view, it was a beautiful day, but suddenly we decided to go...More

4  Thank _Kafah_
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A unique opportunity to see the lost village of Derwent. The reservoirs are so low, it is possible to walk among the ruins of the village. If you do this, wear appropriate walking gear as it is muddy the risk of slip and trip is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

fabulous to look around the dam from a different perspective - it is incredibly low with people walking on the bed of the dam. The lowest I've ever seen it. Keep expecting to hear the words hose pipe ban and drought conditions mentioned!! The little...More

Thank gills123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see the remains of the village that was flooded over for the reservoir,we took a fabulous woodland walk above the dam great for dog walking,nice cafe at the visitors centre very fresh sandwiches and nice coffee they also serve hot snacks

1  Thank lesley m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely relaxing walks as long or as short as you like, with stunning views. Toilets are well kept and clean!!

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the dambusters museum at derwent dam only to find it was closed due to the death of the owner,went to the visitor centre and after talking to the person there found out that they were trying to get the museum brought there...More

Thank david d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Putting my new FitBit to the test - myself and my wife did almost 15km to and from (and around about) the two dam structures - it really is idyllic and accessible to all - with some great sites and views along the way. Wrap...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a cold but sunny day in Oct and thought it was amazing the paths around the lakes are all paved or dirt roads so great for bike rides and easy walks. The dams them selfs are amazing price of engineering. There is...More

Thank nathan c
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A walk from Bamford to see this awe inspiring site. To stand at the bottom of the wall and imagine a Lancaster appearing with its Merlin engines roaring above the dam makes you appreciate the sacrifice that the Dambusters made. Some fantastic walks around here...More

1  Thank 253tonyh
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Derwent Dam - not only a marvel of engineering, not only a beautiful setting to admire, but also a place to remember those brave men of 617 Squadron, the famous Dambusters who laid down their lives for us all. It’s a place I’ve always wanted...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We walked to Derwent over rugged countryside that is a friend to serious photographers. Words cannot detail that of my enclosed photos. Peaceful & awe inspiring place that takes away stress & strains of our modern lifestyles. Good footwear required & weatherproofs in case of...More

1  Thank Alan A
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Southborolass | Reviewed this property |
I think that is something you would have ask from the authorities there.