SK1789 : Snake Pass Area - Derbyshire

taken 9 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Snake Pass Area - Derbyshire
Snake Pass Area - Derbyshire
A view along the wall of the Derwent Dam from Derwent Vale road (near to the Fairholmes visitors' centre). Although its castellated stone appearance gives it the appearance of being a solid masonry dam, it is in fact a clay-cored/earth embankment with a stone veneer that is holding back the water of the Derwent reservoir. Against the left-hand wall, immediately inside the nearest gate - the West gate - is a stone plaque commemorating the feat and losses of the 617 ("Dambusters") RAF Squadron. The administrative boundary between Sheffield Metropolitan District (S. Yorks) and Derbyshire passes immediately in front of the more distant Eastern Tower.
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Village, Rural settlement  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1710 8980 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2848N 1:44.6554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1709 8980
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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