Wonderful on Tap
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
This visitor site is open for local visitors to exercise
As England has now entered a national lockdown, we are following the Government guidelines to help keep everyone safe.
This site will remain open for local people to exercise. The Government has defined local as the village, town, or part of a city where you live. Please do not travel to a site if it's not local to where you live.
It’s really important to protect the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, local communities and our teams, so we urge everyone to stay local, observe social distancing and follow any measures we have put in place if you visit a reopened site.
All footpaths are open.
Toilets are open. You must wear a face mask when you enter and follow instructions on signage about maximum capacity. You may have to queue to use the facilities safely.
The food kiosk is open for takeaway only, from 8.30am til dusk, with social distancing measures in place.
Rule of one
Only visit with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.
You must wear a facemask to enter any building, including toilets.
Fishing is not operating at this time.
Bike hire and the visitor centre at Fairholmes are closed.
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other visitors and staff
- Respect any instructions or signage - they're there to keep you safe
- Look after those with you - keep dogs on leads and children close by
- Maintain good hygiene and avoid touching hard surfaces
Upper Derwent Valley
The Derwent, Howden and Ladybower Reservoirs make up the Upper Derwent Valley
Did you know?
The Derwent, Howden and Ladybower Reservoirs that make up the Upper Derwent Valley are situated in the stunning Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
About Upper Derwent Valley
- The reservoirs were created in the early 20th Century to provide 10,000 million gallons of water for the growing urban population in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.
- Over 1000 people were involved in building the reservoirs and were housed in the temporary ‘Tin Town’ at Birchinlee.
- There are the flooded of villages of Derwent and Ashopton – when water levels are low, you may get a glimpse of the village remains.
- The settlements of Derwent and Ashopton were abandoned to make way for the reservoirs and the imposing neo-gothic dams were built in the deep valley to contain and control the fast flowing moorland rivers.
- The Derwent, Howden and Ashopton Resevoirs were in fact once the training site of the famous Dambusters Squadron.
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