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Fairholmes (Upper Derwent) Visitor Centre

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Beautiful place that has avoid becoming "posh".

The Upper Derwent is a lovely area, but this review is specifically about the car park and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Malmo, Sweden
Good facilities

Lots of different walks from here and the derwent dam and reservoir ,clean toilets and nice snack... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lesley m
Chester, United Kingdom
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The centre is an ideal base from which to explore the Upper Derwent Valley and surrounding moorlands and staff can easily advise you on a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs and quiet forests to wild open spaces there is...more
Fairholmes Car Park Derwent, Bamford, Peak District National Park S33 0AQ, England
+44 1433 650953
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Upper Derwent is a lovely area, but this review is specifically about the car park and facilities there. I remember this area in the 1970s, before any of these facilties were built, when visitor cars were far fewer and parked up on the grass...More

Thank Jason210
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of different walks from here and the derwent dam and reservoir ,clean toilets and nice snack cafe, it was good for dogs too but mind the many duck waddling around

Thank lesley m
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are walking at Ladybower this is the place to start. The car park has a charge of £3 for 2 hours or £5 all day. You can cross the streams here below the wall of Derwent reservior and access what is left of...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There is a reasonably large car park but easily fills up at weekends. It is a relaxing area with toilets, a small visitor centre and a busy but very efficient cafe outlet. There are no seats in the cafe but outside there are lots of...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

There's a fair amount of parking space at the visitor centre and good toilet facilities and a kiosk where you can buy something to eat and drink. There are tables where you can picnic while watching the ducks go crazy when someone feeds them. Cycle...More

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Make sure you visit here when you go, there are some very good books about the history of the area. Very helpful staff too with good knowledge

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our final day in the Peak District was the visit to the Reservoir's Ladybower, Howden and Derwent. As the road to top is only open Mon to Fridays we saved it and was impressed with Dam Busters training tests and the impressive views even with...More

Thank andykarczmarek
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The cafe here in my opinion makes the best bacon sarnie in the peaks. No nonsense bread roll with heaps of gorgeous bacon cooked to perfection, in a paper bag. £3 and fantastic after a morning walking. Always packed at weekends but still quick service....More

Thank RoamingGirlxx
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Many years since we have been. Changed a lot, visitors centre, cafe and walks. Parking was very easy. Ice cream cornets with flake. Will go again and not leave it so long.

Thank Sondonduo
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Nice visitor centre and picnic area to use after great walk around the ladybird reservoir. Nice and flat walking after a day in the hills .

Thank cliff d
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25 July 2018|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
The level in the upper arm of Ladybower where the village of Derwent was situated is still covered as the level isn't low enough to see it. I haven't been to the upper Derwent valley for a month but I rang the visitor... More