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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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Easy to find, realistic car park charges. We had a quick coffee and set off with our dog. This was a trip down memory lane for us as we had brought our son and daughter here years ago. Lots of people with dogs along the way and several school trips. Have to say the kids on the trips were very... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Quite busy at the start of the walk, even in mid-Oct. £2.50 to park (didn't mind that at all) and £1 (optional) for a map/guide (happy to spend that, as it contributes to the area). A well trodden path across the stepping stones and along the river to Dove Hole caves at the end. An easy walk, some up &... More

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Nottingham
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely day at dovedale. The sun was shining, and it was very busy! There was still plenty of parking spaces, and parking prices were very reasonable! We walked for hours, and even though it was very busy, we never felt like it was too busy because of the size of the place. The stepping stones are fab, and... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was my first visit to Dovedale since the stepping stones were, in 2010, topped with layers of mortar and limestone slabs. The stones are now all of equal height, non-slip and stand well proud of the water but IMHO the original beauty of the stones has been lost in order to provide for the Health and Safety of the... More

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Wotton-under-Edge, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Did the ravine as one of the AA 50 Best Walks in the area. Beautiful and tranquil, dogs had a great romp around. There are livestock all along the route though.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is simply beautiful. So peaceful and green with wonderful views. The Stepping Stones themselves are always great fun but care should always be taken. The walk to Mildale along the River Dove is a must. A great day to remember.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great place to spend a free day with the family/friends and/or the dog. We had sunny weather so it was extremely nice to be there.

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Doncaster
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had a lovely 7 mile walk over the stepping stones and following the river into Mildale. Would highly recommend this.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the most stunning walks I have ever done. Every corner you take is beautiful. Walked along the river to Milldale which was like something out of a Tolkien book! Climbed up and over fields to Ilam andfrom there backto Dovedale. Cannot wait to go back!

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Sheffield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When the National Trust took over the most popular part of Dovedale, they didn't take over the car park. However, it only costs £2.50 for the day and at busy times a local farmer will charge only £1.50 to park a little further away in his field. In the main car park is a small kiosk selling hot food and... More

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