12 photos that capture the true beauty of Ladybower reservoir

PUBLISHED: 23:01 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:08 29 August 2019

Ladybower Overflow by Martin Hollingworth

Ladybower Overflow by Martin Hollingworth


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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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