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photoblog image Ladybower Reservoir 1/7

Ladybower Reservoir 1/7

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. This is the dam at Ladybower, you get some idea of its size from Maureen standing to the right of the picture.

Ladybower Reservoir 1/7

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. This is the dam at Ladybower, you get some idea of its size from Maureen standing to the right of the picture.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2016, 00:59
Oh, yes...Maureen's role in the image is an important one, Brian.
Brian Walbey: She does give it scale doesn't she.
As tiny as she is... she still manages to give off the size of this thing!
Brian Walbey: She would love to know you think she's tiny, she might not agree with you though!!
Ce barrage est impressionnant.
Brian Walbey: Unusual to be able to get this close and feel how big it is.
An impressive piece of work Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is Richard, there are dams creating three reservoirs in this valley.
It's so strange, Brian, but I never even saw Maureen until you mentioned her in your text. WOW.
Brian Walbey: She does give it scale doesn't she.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jul 2016, 07:31
Maureen looks tiny by comparison
Brian Walbey: She does give it scale doesn't she.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 4 Jul 2016, 08:09
It certainly is massive, Brian
Brian Walbey: Unusual to be able to get this close and feel how big it is.
What a huge thing Brian, I did not notice Maureen until you pointed her out.
Brian Walbey: Unusual to be able to get this close and feel how big it is.
This is amazing, Brian. I have never seen anything like it.
Brian Walbey: Unusual to be able to get this close and feel how big it is.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jul 2016, 13:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-mjoLm1Jo
I would love to see this in real life...
Thanks for Maureen giving scale smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for the video link Astrid, it was far off overflowing when we were there.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jul 2016, 14:40
A very impressive structure.
Brian Walbey: I think all dams are Anne, think of the weight and pressures they have to withstand.
That is a fine looking thing Brian. How old is it?
Brian Walbey: Built between 1935 and 1943, just before the Dam Busters used it for practise with their 'bouncing bombs'.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2016, 21:37
Oh.. I did not see your model in the image until you said. It is certainly a very impressive structure. I guess the industry that originally needed the water has now all but gone. Keilder Water in Northumberland was built to supply the industry on Teeside and that went before the reservoir was finished, I believe.
Brian Walbey: I guess they are just for normal water supplies nowadays.
Yup - it's big, isn't it?
Brian Walbey: It seems it when standing at the bottom.

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