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The Dambusters Reservoir Circuit

Explore dambusters country with this scenic tour around Ladybower and the Derwent Valley

  • 3 hr
  • From 80 British pounds
  • Fairholmes Visitor Centre Cafe - S33 0AQ

Service Description

Set in the Dark Peak and renowned for training of the 617 Squadron Dambuster sorties, the Derwent Valley Reservoirs are some of the most picturesque and hence popular cycling trails to be found. Quiet tarmac roads combine with smooth dirt tracks which allow easy biking and combined views of landscape, engineering and wildlife. The tracks are undulating but no issue for e Bikes. The route starts at the car park in Fairholmes and travels north hugging the western edge of the Derwent and Howden Reservoirs on a tarmac surface. Eventually a gravel track will reach the head of the reservoir with the return sortie taking you down the eastern edge of the water passing the opposite side to Fairholmes. Instead of crossing here we lengthen your route by following more dirt tracks to reach the Snake Pass. Ladybower Bridge is crossed at the A57 to return you to the entrance road to Fairholmes. Difficulty - Easy Blue Tour Surface - Tarmac roads, tracks, bridleways, short crossing of Snake Pass bridge Distance - 16 miles Time allocated - 3 hours Refreshment Stop Options - Fairholmes Cafe Tour Ref - 18

Upcoming Sessions

Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Fairholmes Visitor Centre Cafe - S33 0AQ

    +44 (0)1629 352122

Cancellation Policy

Running Tours is our business so as a general rule we cannot accept last minute cancelation requests where we cannot easily re-book the date. If you need to change the date of your pre-booked tour we do ask for at least seven days notice so that we have the opportunity to re-book your slot. There is no additional charge for changing the date of your tour. If you give us less than 7 days notice and we cannot resell the slot we reserve the right to charge a 50% re-booking fee. We do not offer refunds on cancelled tours only the opportunity to re-book As a general rule we will not cancel any eBike tours based on the weather unless the conditions are so extreme they are not safe for cycling. We use the Met Office to monitor if any severe weather warnings are expected

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