Slippery Stones

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On the young river Derwent, downstream of the foot bridge, about a mile up from the car park at the road end of the Derwent / Lady Bower Reservoir. If you can find it there is a very deep pool, about 3-4m. John Robert Shepherds says: “Water crystal clear but tinted brown and strangely fizzy. Imagine swimming in Coke. I’m happy and it shows.”

Place Categories: Waterfall or Gorge and Wild Swim.Place Tags: plunge and wildswimming.

Kate Stoddart says:

Its great, but would say its more like 5 miles walk from visitor centre. During the week, you can bring the car much closer (1km) and at the weekends, there is a regular mini bus which shuttles from visitor centre to same point. Yes, it can get busy, but when you have reached Slippery Stones, it feels wilder and you can walk off the reservoir track and be much more isolated. Cycling would be a good idea with small kids. Slippery Stones is marked on the OS and I will look up the grid reference…

Chris Melia says:

If this is the same spot, it is where the River West End meets Howden Reservoir. It is a beautifully quiet spot with trees behind and a lovely bridge separating the pool from the reservoir. At weekends during peak times you have to park at the visitor centre c5km away and either walk or hire a bike to get you there.
The water is exactly like beautiful, clear coke as stated!!
A life affirming swim!

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