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hi guys

after reading about the welsh reseviors, i thought id seek an answer to a question similar.

me and friend want to dive Ladybower in Derbyshire.

has anyone dived it as i would be requiring info on access to the site and info on how to get to the church

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You can wade round the rubble of the village at the moment as the water is so low. But when its full diving in there is like diving in strong tea due to the high peat content.


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i didnt even know u could dive the ladybower as regards to the flyfishing yep i think u may be rite on that 1 when u say the village u on about the one thats at the bottom where the workers lived ???i always thought that was classed as howden
 

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B----y H--l you're making me feel old. Totally forgot about that name !!! Dived it last (according to my log books) in March 1972.
 

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hi ya guys ive been doing a bit of reading up on the village thats behind the dam wall !!!but still not sure if its allowable buy permit only???and where do u get the permits from?? ps i know ive mountain biked round the derwent and howden to the stone bridge just below langset moors and the water is full of what i would call a high peat content?? i bet its like diving in a cup of tea??any info would be much appreciated guys as wouldnt mind a bash at this myself
 

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<font color='#000080'>Hi YD,

I have not dived Ladybower but I did a dive a few weeks ago in Ogsden resevoir.

Despite having powerful torches after 6m you could not see a thing my buddy had to signal to ascend by pulling on my thumb


I would assume Ladybower would be similar.

Safe diving,
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On a similar tack, though (and looked like it's got marginally better viz) is West End (near Pateley Bridge / Harrogate / Blubberhouses) which is also known as Thruscross reservoir. That definitely has a submerged village in it, as they had to remove the bell from the church because it would ring when the water level got too low.

I have a feeling Yorks. Water don't allow diving in any of their reservoirs, though - is that the case?

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Hi Bantam

Yes, Yorkshire Water prohibit diving in all their reservoirs.

The village you mention, I had a walk around it '98 ( I think, the year the water levels were really low! ), all that remains is an old mill, the church is just foundations.

I wouldn't think the viz would be up to much either!

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Oh well. It was worth asking!

It's a shame because there's loads of reservoirs round our neck of the woods (but as you say, probably not very good viz).

I had a funny feeling they'd razed the village. Still a spooky place, though.

IIRC there's also another submerged village between Shuttington and Tamworth in Staffordshire in one of those large reservoirs, but again I don't know if it's just urban myth (Some of my relations lived in Shuttington and told us about it). The ones fed by the River Anker.

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Welsh village

I did my AI course with a welsh guy who said there was a sunken village in a lake/reservoir near him, that was dived.

But I can't remember where in Wales it was or where he was from! :eek:

Not terribly helpful, sorry!

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Colin Marriott said:
Bantam

Isn't Filey Brigg a good dive site, and not too far from you?


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Hi Colin,
I'd heard that, yes. It drops off quite quickly to about 30m in places (although about 12m in average) and there's a decent wreck not that far off shore (the Eglantine). Also there's loads of life.
The only problem is the walk (if you're shore diving it). You have to walk quite a distance in full kit to get from the car park to the end of the Brigg.

However, if anyone's up for it then let me know!

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err ..... read the 'write off!' thread, and as soon as I get some means of getting me gear around the country again, I'd be up for it. I can PM you when I'm sorted.

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Yeah, I saw that. Must have been pretty hairy at points?

Definitely give us a shout when you're sorted. Hope you get it fixed soon!

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Well if i may say bloody hell too !
bloody hell always had a dream to discover what the village is like in The Ladybower from being an ickle lad !
Just done my open water and dry suit (don,t laugh) ha ha ha we all had to start some where !
Now my dream is very close but only to read ya can,t dive it or poor vis ! :cry:

My dreams have been shattered ! Looks like its the Cape or mi two weeks in ten In Tenerife to further my Diving
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Woo time machine time :)
I love it when old threads resurface like this, I'd not read this one before.
I'd love to try and dive some of the places like this, Rutland Water would be another example, but its pretty much banned in all these places. Shame really.
 
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