Derwent Valley, DERBYSHIRE

Yesterday we decided to pay a visit to Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, the home of 3 massive reservoirs, and of course, training grounds for the WW11 “Sir Barnes Wallace’s the bouncing bomb” used to destroy the great dams of Germany known as the “DAM-BUSTER RAIDS” an event which is remembered every year with a service and commemoration by the banks of the Derwent Dam. here are a few photographs of the day, starting with a collection of Bee Hives in the pine woods at Langsett Reservoir at the start of “The Strines,” a picturesque route across Howden moors from  Holmfirth area to the Peak District at “Ladybower Reservoir” where we turn right into Derwent Valley and the heart of Howden Moor following the road around the great reservoirs of Derwent and Howden, both surprisingly short of water considering the wetness of the year. A great day out, except for me twisting my once broken “Achilles Tendon”

Bee hives and swarms of bees at langsett woods, Derbyshire

Bee hives and swarms of bees at langsett woods, West Yorkshire/Derbyshire.

The Strines viewing point no 1 looking over Howden Moors from the Strines

The Strines viewing point no 1 looking over Howden Moors from the Strines

The Strines viewing point no 2 looking over Howden Moors and Margery Hill from the Strines

The Strines viewing point no 2 looking over Howden Moors and Margery Hill from the Strines

Howden Moors from the north end of the Dam and one of it's tributaries.
Howden Moors from the north end of the Dam and one of it’s tributaries.

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