Lancaster bombers of Dambusters fame practised their bombing runs prior to their mission. The location is quite recognisable as this was also the location used to film â€œThe Dambustersâ€? in 1954. After feeding the resident greedy ducks at the visitor centre, we continued our eventful day which never took us more than 30 minutes from our camp in Hope! First ride was to nearby Hathersage and the climb up to Stanage Edge, a 3 mile long gritstone edge popular with walkers and climbers. An easy ride down from the panoramic viewpoint led us to the 30m open air swimming pool in Hathersage where it was a surreal experience to swim in a quiet well heated pool with the hills as a backdrop.
The SAM Observer September 2010
The September 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"