SK1789 : Derwent Dam

taken 5 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 15 images, with title Derwent Dam in this square
Derwent Dam
Derwent Dam
Built between 1914 and 1916 the Derwent Dam is located at the southern end of the Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District.
During the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of 617 Squadron (aka “Dambusters”) for training on low-level flying that would be needed for the “Operation Chastise” raid on the German dams. Flypasts of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are now regularly staged over the reservoir to commemorate the anniversary of that raid on the German dams during World War II (16/17th May 1943).
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Peter Tarleton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SK1789, 227 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 11 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1726 8981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2898N 1:44.5110W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1731 8966
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Derwent Dam  Peak District  Dambusters  Derwent Reservoir 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 37 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register