Sunday, 14th April 2013
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A pleasant path beside Ladybower Reservoir . . .
and looking back to the aqueduct
The dam wall has a tower . . .
at each end . . .
and Marie poses in front of the 'moat'
From a higher vantage point it almost looks like castle ramparts
The memorial to the Dam Busters . . .
is behind locked gates - opens later when we will be long gone
Above the dam wall . . .
where information can be found . . .
about the Dam Busters . . .
and the Water Supply
The sun brightens the picture as we look back across the Upper Derwent Reservoir . . .
and on to the dam wall of Howden Reservoir . . .
where water gushes over the wall
and the wind blows the spray back
It is difficult to get a good view at this point . . .
but zooming in shows the effect of the wind
As we enjoy our elevenses . . .
we have a good view of the spray being blown up
Howden Reservoir continues ahead . . .
but we follow an inlet to the left . . .
where we find an old bridge that crosses the river
Pausing on our climb we can look back to the reservoir
The landslip of Alport Castles . . .
where a large section of ground . . .
parted company with the main fell
Zooming in on The Tower
The landslip provides some shelter as we stop for lunch
Looking back at the landslip
Just in case we forget where we've been