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The river Derwent

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We climbed up Win Hill (which was actually the way to the Ladybower Reservoir

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The views were incredible and we met some rather friendly walkers and bikers along the way!

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What makes this reservoir particularly unique? Well that rather large hole which looks rather intimidating! They are formally known as Bellmouth Overflows but locally known as plug holes. We were actually quite fortunate to see it looking quite so magnificent as it can often dry out in the summer months!

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I have driven past this reservoir numerous times either on the way to the airport or on the way to find other dreamy adventures in the High Peaks!

 

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There was a speaker  along the bridge which told visitors about the history of the Ladybower Reservoir and we actually learned that this reservoir could provide my water back in Sheffield!

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Will was really craving a brie and bacon sandwich so he found a nice little country pub called the Snake Pass Inn, which just so happened to do rather delightful brie and bacon sandwiches!

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I love these rural country pubs, they typically have a really cool and vintage interior along with hearty food and a roaring fire!

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This was the beast that greeted us! The salad was so incredibly fresh and tasty and don’t even get me started on the sandwich itself!

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As you can see he was one very contented boy with ale and brie & bacon goodness! FYI I had a delightful pot of tea… no surprise there!

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We of course had to naturally stop and admire the remaining snow on Ashop Moor!

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I think the magical white stuff instantly adds to the magnificence of the High Peaks!

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In fact people had just pulled over and one family had created a snow bunny by a near by frozen lake (you might be able to spot the ears near the red coat!)

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It really was a beautiful sight!

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The frozen lake which was still incredibly frozen!

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

— William Feather

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