136. Derwent Reservoir, United Kingdom
Why Derwent Reservoir, United Kingdom
You’re perhaps saying, “a reservoir Kerwin? Really?” Well, let me explain, this is no ordinary reservoir, The Derwent Reservoir was used by the Royal Air Force for training flights so they could bomb similar reservoirs in Germany during World War II. There’s a huge park around the reservoir so you can hike, plus you can marvel at the reservoir and there’s a museum as well. And as it happens, it was 74 years ago today, that the RAF attacked the Ruhr Dam in Germany during WW II.
The Derwent Reservoir and National Park is located southwest of New Castle Upon Tyne in an area called Consett. It’s located in an area called Upper Derwent.
How To Get Here
Check the Nationalrail.com web site to find the closest station to the Reservoir. It looks like its Newcastle Upon Tyne, but then you would need to get additional transportation from there to the reservoir.
The closest airport to the Derwent Reservoir is Newcastle (NCL).
The following airlines has service to the Newcastle Airport (NCL):
Aer Lingus (EI), Air France (AF), BH Air (8H), BMI Regional (BM), British Airways (BA), Eastern Airways (T3), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Neos Air (NO), Ryanair (FR) and SAS (SK).
There is a local Derbyshire County bus that will take you to the Reservoir. You can find details here.
You can take National Express to get to Derbyshire county and neighboring towns.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. This is actually the best way to access this area
Where To Stay
There are some charming local property in the Consett area. In addition some of the major hotel chains such as Best Western, IHG, Hilton and Marriott are also represented. You can also just make a day trip out of it.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There is a restaurant onsite and they also have ice cream.
What To Do
If you love the outdoors you’ll love this Park. Lots to do and see and it involved a lot of walking. So come prepared. Bring your camera as you’ll take lots of photos as well. While you are here, don’t forget to visit the museum at the top of the Dam.
==>> No Viator tours in this area, but here is a list of Tour offered by Viator in nearby New Castle Upon Tyne.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information on Consett, the nearby town.
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
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