Peter Bargh

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November 11th, 2018

Drought unveils lost village

Derwent was a village in Derbyshire that was demolished (or technically drowned) in 1944 to make way for the Ladybower reservoir.

The extremely dry summer/autumn has allowed the left over structures to emerge and visitors went there in their hoards to walk among the ruins. It was a sight most of us have never seen…and may never see again. I went on a wet and grey morning which turned in to a nice sunlit afternoon with crisp autumn colours…and even a rainbow finished off my stroll around the reservoir.

September 10th, 2012

Alport Castles

Dave Horton and I went for a circular walk that took us up Win Hill, over to Hope Cross, down to Alport Farm, and then up to Alport Castles. The final leg was a descent to Westend and round the reservoirs, Derwent and Ladybower. Back over the bridge to the Yorkshire Bridge inn for a pint of Bradfield brewed Farmers Stout. and finally back down the hill to rejoin the car. The round walk was approx 17miles and was completed without too much effort.

April 25th, 2011

Cycle around Ladybower

We drove over to Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire and cycled around the three dams with my son William. We parked just before Fairholmes  and cycled along the road to  Derwent Reservoir then Howden Reservoir and over the old packhorse bridge at Slippery Stones and back round the other side to Ladybower Reservoir.

Great day out! And the last proper day out as William got a job soon after and most of his time currently is spent revising for exams or working. Hopefully we’ll do it again in the not too distant future

Will and Pete at Slippery Stones