Ladybower Reservoir and its bridge

A lot of my postings here feature photos I photoed quite a while ago, which I decide that I at least want to remember a bit better than I otherwise might. Well, here’s another such, of a reservoir in the Peak District. This photo also features an excellent bridge, which carries the delightfully named Snake Road across the reservoir:

Alas, I didn’t photo that. 6k did, in September 2017. I got to see this photo by scrolling down at the 6k flickr collection, until I chanced upon it.

I then searched for “ladybower” at the 6k blog, and found my way to a posting from 2015, recounting how 6k had visited the same spot with his father, and linking to an earlier flickr directory, which contains other views of this same reservoir, this time including views of the dam which brought it into existence.

It looks like the sort of place where these guys would have practised, although actually, this reservoir was not on their list.

One thought on “Ladybower Reservoir and its bridge”

  1. Just to the right of this photo, up the valley is the Derwent Dam, which 617 Squadron very much did practice on ahead of the Dambusters raids.
    If you compare that dam with the one of the Möhne dam on the wikipedia page you link to above, you can see exactly why. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *