Derwent Reservoir has been a recreation venue ever since it opened in 1967. Thousands of people head to Derwent Reservoir for walks, cycling, the play area, sailing, dog walking and wildlife spotting including red squirrels and red kites. The maintained paths lead you across the dam, and the views are impressive. We'll keep you updated with Derwent Reservoir walks, parking charges, events and weather. There are lots of places to start a Derwent Reservoir visit including Pow Hill and Millshield.