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Dovedale

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Address: Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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+44 1335 350503
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Dovedale - Gateway to the Peak Disrict

We have been going to Dovedale for over 30 years now. Its a great place for couples and families to visit. A climb up Thorpe Cloud is great fun if you are fit. Keep a close eye on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to Dovedale for over 30 years now. Its a great place for couples and families to visit. A climb up Thorpe Cloud is great fun if you are fit. Keep a close eye on children, even teenagers, as there are many dangers in Dovedale. Thors Cave is huge, you could fit a small house inside it.... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely picturesque place to wander, with the grandchildren. Walk as long or short as you like alongside the river.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up in the area and now living way. It is always a lovely sentimental walk alongside the river to the stepping stones. We do visit regularly. Memories of my son falling off the stones into the cold water one Christmas time make me giggle, he was unhurt but his pride wasn't! That is now unlikely to happen (well... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 2 hour round trip to the cave and back and it was simply beautiful :-) we saw lovely wildlife and enjoyed a really gentle stroll in the valley :-) perfect day out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a pair of decent shoes and prepare for a bit of a walk to get to the start depending on your car park but Dovedale is well worth spending a good 1/2 a day in for those that enjoy countryside walks. Can get busy during peak times and expect to queue if you want to use the stepping stones... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Car parks seem to get very busy. Vast majority of walkers seem to get only as far as stepping stones (10-15 mins each way) - beware they were treacherous in icy conditions, so take the right-hand stream bank to avoid crossing congestion there. Press on way beyond the stones for a continued lovely walk. We actually parked up at nearby... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place we come regularly with the kids and dog beautiful scenery and great walks and the kids love the stepping stones.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a lodge Ashbourne, Dovedale was not far at all, easy to get too with some great country roads, visited Dovedale and walked for a few hours, great views, would recommend anyone going.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£3 all day. Only wanted 1 hour. Then to cap it all it was 20p each for the toilet. Beautiful stepping stones. Car park rip off!!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 6 month old havanese to this walk on a very misty December afternoon, it was wet and cold, but I was still surprised to see so many people in the Dovedale car park, mostly with their dogs, the walk by the steam is pleasant and relaxing, although our puppy is not trained to see so many other dogs... More 

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