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Report - LadyBower Reservoir, Derbyshire - Sept 15

Hydro

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Day out with Antony :)

Background;

Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. 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.

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The dam's design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows (locally named the "plugholes") at the side of the wall. These are stone and of 80 feet (24 m) diameter with outlets of 15 feet (4.6 m) diameter. Each discharges via its own valve house at the base of the dam. The overflows originally had walkways around them but they were dismantled many years ago. The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and are only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.

The building of the reservoir resulted in the 'drowning' of the villages of Ashopton and Derwent (including Derwent Woodlands church and Derwent Hall). Ashopton stood roughly where the road to the Snake Pass met the Snake valley. The buildings in Ashopton were demolished before the reservoir was filled, but much of the structure of Derwent village was still visible during a dry summer some 14 years later. The narrow stone Packhorse Bridge over the Derwent was removed and rebuilt at the head of the Howden reservoir. The clock tower of the church had been left standing and the upper part of it was visible above the water level until 1947, when it was seen as a hazard and demolished with explosives on 15 December.

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The Explore;

Not wanting to waste a nice Saturday we decided to have a jaunt around Lady Bower and just happen to take abseiling gear... We were not planning this or anything promise ;) A very fun day out and i wish to return soon.

Pics;

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Made (Nearly stood on) a friend :thumb

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The res itself

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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
Staff member
Moderator
#7
Top effort :thumb

Funnily enough I had a wander to there last week, alas a bit too busy for my liking.
 

FlyingFox

28DL Member
28DL Member
#9
Day out with Antony :)

Background;

Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. 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.

21133116603_f0f17c7915_c.jpg


The dam's design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows (locally named the "plugholes") at the side of the wall. These are stone and of 80 feet (24 m) diameter with outlets of 15 feet (4.6 m) diameter. Each discharges via its own valve house at the base of the dam. The overflows originally had walkways around them but they were dismantled many years ago. The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and are only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.

The building of the reservoir resulted in the 'drowning' of the villages of Ashopton and Derwent (including Derwent Woodlands church and Derwent Hall). Ashopton stood roughly where the road to the Snake Pass met the Snake valley. The buildings in Ashopton were demolished before the reservoir was filled, but much of the structure of Derwent village was still visible during a dry summer some 14 years later. The narrow stone Packhorse Bridge over the Derwent was removed and rebuilt at the head of the Howden reservoir. The clock tower of the church had been left standing and the upper part of it was visible above the water level until 1947, when it was seen as a hazard and demolished with explosives on 15 December.

21567317929_5b7a2a483e_c.jpg


The Explore;

Not wanting to waste a nice Saturday we decided to have a jaunt around Lady Bower and just happen to take abseiling gear... We were not planning this or anything promise ;) A very fun day out and i wish to return soon.

Pics;

21567277939_a70c9026a8_c.jpg


21728085346_12e6d234db_c.jpg


21742587692_b805fb5754_c.jpg


21131530884_e4668ca097_c.jpg


21742625562_9094d375f5_c.jpg


Made (Nearly stood on) a friend :thumb

21131550434_f1192756cb_c.jpg


21131534664_ba20678a0f_c.jpg


21566427768_cacff41759_c.jpg


21566440488_65d6c57432_c.jpg


The res itself

21754296465_163aa10ea9_c.jpg


21728034926_672c18357c_c.jpg


Thanks for looking :thumb
Day out with Antony :)

Background;

Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. 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.

21133116603_f0f17c7915_c.jpg


The dam's design is unusual in having two totally enclosed bellmouth overflows (locally named the "plugholes") at the side of the wall. These are stone and of 80 feet (24 m) diameter with outlets of 15 feet (4.6 m) diameter. Each discharges via its own valve house at the base of the dam. The overflows originally had walkways around them but they were dismantled many years ago. The bell mouths are often completely out of the water and are only rarely submerged, often after heavy rainfall or flooding.

The building of the reservoir resulted in the 'drowning' of the villages of Ashopton and Derwent (including Derwent Woodlands church and Derwent Hall). Ashopton stood roughly where the road to the Snake Pass met the Snake valley. The buildings in Ashopton were demolished before the reservoir was filled, but much of the structure of Derwent village was still visible during a dry summer some 14 years later. The narrow stone Packhorse Bridge over the Derwent was removed and rebuilt at the head of the Howden reservoir. The clock tower of the church had been left standing and the upper part of it was visible above the water level until 1947, when it was seen as a hazard and demolished with explosives on 15 December.

21567317929_5b7a2a483e_c.jpg


The Explore;

Not wanting to waste a nice Saturday we decided to have a jaunt around Lady Bower and just happen to take abseiling gear... We were not planning this or anything promise ;) A very fun day out and i wish to return soon.

Pics;

21567277939_a70c9026a8_c.jpg


21728085346_12e6d234db_c.jpg


21742587692_b805fb5754_c.jpg


21131530884_e4668ca097_c.jpg


21742625562_9094d375f5_c.jpg


Made (Nearly stood on) a friend :thumb

21131550434_f1192756cb_c.jpg


21131534664_ba20678a0f_c.jpg


21566427768_cacff41759_c.jpg


21566440488_65d6c57432_c.jpg


The res itself

21754296465_163aa10ea9_c.jpg


21728034926_672c18357c_c.jpg


Thanks for looking :thumb
Nice we took a video there recently
about a third in.