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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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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful places in the Peak District for a ramble. Lots of local pubs serving local produce and home cooked food which tastes even better a fee miles spent walking up dale and down ravine. Glorious! Try it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Fun for the kids and us, paddling in the river and exploring the hills - good, clean, simple peak district fun. If you don't want to pay the fee for the private car park, then park over at ILam and walk over (about 10 minutes) where there's some free parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place! I visited on a Saturday morning, with my partner. We walked past the stepping stones, up to Lover's Leap. It's a beautiful place to take a walk, and the paths are very well maintained. I'm from the Lake District, so I'm spoiled by the outdoors at home, but the Peak District certainly has it's it's own... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited on Monday 11th August. Weather was ok, not too hot. At the on site shop you can buy maps of different walks to take. We did route 6, which is approx 5 miles. Walking to Ilam rock was fine, this goes along side the river, but once there the walk goes out of the ravine and here it... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First came here several years ago and now regularly come back. It's a beautiful spot, with an easy 6 mile 'there and back' walk along the beautiful river Dove. £2.50 isn't unreasonable for a car park that is heavily used and will need maintenance, especially in winter when it gets very wet. There are toilets and snacks at both ends... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

For me this was a truely memorable return. I am a keen walker and havent been to Dovedale for years. It hasnt changed and the scenery was out of this world. The weather really made the day and the walk up THORP CLOUD was again worth it. I am a member of the national trust and they have done a... More

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Ok so we aren't seasoned walkers and have only just gotten the bug really thanks to the national trusts "50 things" but in an effort to be a more outdoorsy kind of family we decided to try out dovedale.after reading some fantastic reviews we just had to pay it a visit and we were not disappointed.we did the whole walk... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great day trip, although you have to be pretty sure footed in places. We didn't get all the way to Milldale as had our 2 year old with us and he wouldn't have appreciated the 7 mile round trip there and back. It was difficult with the buggy in some areas but don't let that put you off going with... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a lovely walk along the river but it is very accessible so it gets plenty of visitors which detracts slightly from it's charm.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Firstly this is National trust land but a privately operated car park which is a little expensive. The area is beautiful and unspoilt. The river walk is tranquil and soothing. Listening to the babbling water the birds singing is bliss. We visited on what was a really hot day so there were more visitors than usual a lot of very... More

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