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A Walk in the Derwent Valley

By Dave Roberts   

on February 22, 2015    No ratings yet.

A Walk in the Derwent Valley

Further Details

Route Summary:

A walk along the Derwent Reservoir.

Route Start Location: Fairholmes Visitor Centre at the northern end of Ladybower

7.44 km 257 m 2.5 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Toilets and refreshment kisosk at Fairholmes Visitor Centre


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Parking at start (paid for)

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


A Walk in the Derwent Valley Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

A Walk in the Derwent Valley

Here’s a walk with a bit of everything; moors, lakes, forests, history and wildlife. This walk starts at the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre along Ladybower reservoir, over the moors and along Derwent Reservoir where the Dambusters trained and then it’s back to the start.

Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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