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Dovedale Ravine

Thorpe, Ashbourne, England
01335 350503
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Ashbourne
Type: Bodies of Water
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

everyone should go here. we took children with us and they enjoyed playing in the water and then a picnic to relax and just enjoy the views. look out for the money trees - who said money doesn't grow on trees

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fab - loved it , great walk with the kids and the dog , amazing we have such lovely places ! There are some steep uneven steps going up to Lovers Leap - good information points before starting the walk . £2.50 for parking - cash only !

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Not been here for years but visited on a warm-ish dry Sunday in August 2014. Car park was busy, as you would expect with plenty of people driving in rather than reversing in (whilst leaving room to access the boot) and paid the reasonable £2.50 fee. Toilets and shop available at the car park (we used neither) before the walk... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Parking is £2.50 for the day.. a lovely walk along the river with our dogs..3 miles to a resting point where you can sit with the ducks and have a cuppa and a pasty from a little house that sells..then you can turn back and walk back to the stepping stones, passing lots of interesting sights...the Dove Holes, the Lion... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Did the smaller walk about 5 miles. Great scenery but part of the walk is very steep and can be a little hazardous if wet underfoot.

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Car park charge is £2.50. By the car park there are toilets, which are not particularly clean, and a cafe that serves hot food, drinks and ice cream. About two minutes walk along the trail there is a National Trust hut selling merchandise and maps, the gentleman working there was very friendly and gave some good hints! The area around... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went to this place unsure as to what we would be facing. Aside from the absolute beauty of the place, I can't help but support a reviewer who marked this down because of some issues you come across. Dog fouling and irresponsible owners are absolutely rife. Picnicking and not clearing up afterwards prevalent. People running/jogging the route and forcing... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent views. easily accessible. Everyone loved it. Best part is my old mother with knee problem managed to walk the entire path. The cafe in the car park is nice . Bathrooms in the car park could be more cleaner.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful area even in the rain this bank holiday, no hoards of people and we are able to get home via lovely countryside without hitting the motorways!

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went on a moderately dry day in August thinking it would be a good place for a walk - and it was in that the path is good and because we got there early it was quite quiet while we were walking up the Dale but because increasingly obvious on the way back that this is where a lot of... More

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