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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, Outdoors
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We parked in the National Trust property at Ilam and walked about a mile to the famous Stepping Stones in Dovedale. Although there are no facilities there in the autumn, it is a great place to walk to without hoarders of visitors.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We saw the youtube video 'Peak District Country Walk - Dovedale to Milldale return' and decided to do the walk last weekend, which turned out great. It seemed sheltered from the weather a bit but was pretty slippery underfoot after rain the night before and there were a lot of steps up and down as you got further along the... More

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Warwickshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Liked everything. Disliked nothing. So beautiful. My first visit. Would like to go back soon. We were lucky with the weather.

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London
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256 reviews 256 reviews
66 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great walk with such variety. Dippers and kingfishers can be seen as you follow the river Dove down the valley.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A beautiful but easy walk from Ilham through to Milldale. We made it a round trip from our accommodation at Beechenhill Farm. The walk through the ravine is well paved and not too strenuous with rock formations and Reynards cave making interesting punctuations. I first visited as child in 1959 but very glad I returned to appreciate the true beauty.... More

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N Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a place to visit! Don't visit Ashbourne and not visit Dovedale. We stayed in a cottage a couple of miles from it, but ended up taking the car. Avoid on Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays as it is chaotic!! When you do get to the stepping stones, it's divine and a lovely place. Great for families, not maybe if... More

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Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I arrived quite early in the morning whilst the path was not so busy. It was a warm day but a little misty - although this did nothing to detract from the beauty of the place. Even on the well trodden path, good footwear is essential and it is quite slippy in some places. I had decided to reach Mill... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited Dovedale as a group of 3 families ranging from 8 to 70 years old and everyone equally enjoyed the fantastic scenery and we all had some well needed exercise! Nothing too stressful ad the children enjoyed climbing up the rocky/hilly terrain. Would definitely return.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

A cloudy day felt much sunnier being here. We parked in the car park for £2.50 (set price) and made our way along the rocky path. Good shoes are definitely recommended. We passed the 'famous' stepping stones where lots of people were stopping for photographs and continued up to the pointy headed hill to the side. The climb can be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We loved this fantastic walk from Dovedale to next village with little hole in the wall shop selling pasties or sarnies for hungry walkers. A good 2 hour trudge there and back, this path is maintained by the National Trust and follows the river, taking in steep inclines to each side and requiring a crossing over stepping stones at one... More

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