12 photos that capture the true beauty of Ladybower reservoir
PUBLISHED: 23:01 24 June 2016
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Ladybower reservoir photography
Ladybower by Ian Moorcroft
Ladybower Drain Hole by Martin Hollingworth
Ladybower Overflow by Martin Hollingworth
Ladybower Reflections by Ian Moorcroft
Ladybower Reservoir by Ian Moorcroft
Ladybower at Dusk by Ian Moorcroft
Ladybower bridge by John Frost
Ladybower by Trevor Hupton
Ladybower mirror by John Varley
Ladybower pontoon by John Varley
Ladybower roadbridge by John Varley
Win Hill, Ladybower Reservoir by Jose Vazquez
With its combination of calm, still water and lofty edges, the area around Ladybower has its own special magic and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Lake District’ of the Peak. The reservoir is encircled by Win Hill, Crook Hill, Derwent Edge and Ladybower Tor, from which it takes its name.
Work began on the reservoir in 1935 and, despite immense difficulties, continued throughout the Second World War. The filling of the reservoir began on 18th March 1943 and it was opened by King George VI on 25th September 1945. An impressive feat of engineering when it was built, it changed the character of the eastern side of the High Peak and has since become a magnet for birdwatchers, walkers and tourists.
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