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Dovedale

Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Beautiful walk

Dovedale is a wonderful tourist attraction, clear running stream, at the bottom of a deep ravine... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian G
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Chilled out walk.

Beautiful place. Can get busy depending on time of year and school hols. A few awkward places... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rich B
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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+44 1335 350503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dovedale is a wonderful tourist attraction, clear running stream, at the bottom of a deep ravine. suitable for most walkers as it's on the flat, but there are a few tricky little bits for anyone who struggles, including of course the famous stepping stones. It...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place. Can get busy depending on time of year and school hols. A few awkward places but mainly flat.

Thank Rich B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

came here with my dog had a great walk in the sunshine got some amazing views was very busy with walkers and dog walkers a like would highly recommend for a lovely day out

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in May 2018 and was relatively quiet which made the whole experience more spectacular. The walks are amazing with various levels of difficulty. Would be hard pressed to find fault in anything here. Well worth a visit. Good hiking wear needed to enjoy this...More

Thank Margo C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dovedale is breath-taking. But a word to the wise - Dovedale can be horrifically crowded on summer weekends (indeed any weekend with decent weather). On busy days, instead of doing the popular Ilam (car park) -Milldale path, walk north from Milldale through Beresford and Wolfscote...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Dovedale after having heard about it. From the Car Park (payment required) one can choose between a level footpath or one can cross the bridge over the river and walk along the hillside (uneven, narrow trail with a number of...More

1  Thank Manfred B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited lots of times , but never on a hot busy bank holiday weekend. However easily got a parking place ( reasonable price) . Busy and lots of families sitting, playing in water, but still lovely. Kept walking and soon the crowds disappeared. A lovely...More

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place,this was our fourth visit.Dovedale has beautiful walks and nice hills to walk up to see the beautiful scenery. Getting down was challenging,you need to make sure that you take your time.most of the visitors do barbecues. Good day out for the family.

3  Thank Badra ł
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful walking routes for both experiences walker and day trips. Great views from the hilltops over the valleys which are worth the time to witness. The only downside is the pay for parking which those who don't carry cash could get caught out on.

Thank Manchesterfoodfan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful perfect and extremely scenic especially the river dove so much to explore take some good hiking boots backpack and some lunch avoid at weekends way to busy take a camera

Thank michael w
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Chyanne K
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10 May 2018|
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Response from welshmannottingham | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from the bottom car park it is a relatively flat footpath to the stones. There is a small bridge to navigate from the car park, approximately 3 steps up and down and single file bridge. Apart from that it’s a nice gentle... More
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Jenny W
6 May 2018|
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Response from NationalTrustPeak | Property representative |
Dovedale is a great place for walking your dog with lovely views to enjoy along the whole route. We do ask for dogs to be kept on a lead because there's livestock in the area and they're particularly vulnerable at this time... More
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