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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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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Good walking for moderate fitness levels, a few areas require a bit of effort for climbing but nothing too strenuous. The area is beautiful and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

great for visitors and a staeting place to wet your appitite to an easy access to the peak district. good for families with children enough to explore without getting to stuck. the car park can get busy but £2.50 all day is good value there is also a toilet block and coffee hut that dpes snacks. ashbourne town is just... More

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

7 miles of natural beauty. However not suitable for anyone with a disability. Circular walk involving some steep steps but well worth doing.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having planned on going on the Tissington trail, we were told this was a far better walk to do & so ended up doing the Dovedale Ravine instead. The scenery is absolutely brilliant, & even when driving rain came down, it was still an amazing walk! We walked up as far as Milldale (about 3 miles), & with the climbs,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Dovedale is a wonderful place for a stroll along the river. Parking and other facilities are good. You should get there early though as it is a very popular location.

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England, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a wet Sunday morning free and chose to walk up Dovedale as far as the village of Milldale. It was a fine walk despite the rain, a mix of dramatic spires, delightful trees and rushing water, with dippers dashing and bobbing in the stream. It would clearly be glorious on a sunny spring (or autumn day). Could get... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Dovedale is not a ravine, it is a limestone valley. Having got that out of the way it is very pretty with rock pinnacles, caves & large arches. There is also a good variety of wildlife and trees etc. There are a couple of places where the going is a quite rough and its not really suitable to wheelchairs beyond... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

...........not everyone's choice but a drizzly day in December does mean you virtually have the place to yourselves. The walk is stunning, albeit very water logged when we ventured upriver and up steps. The scenery is quite stunning and is very suited to family walking. The steeping stones in December with the river in full flow do benefit the welly... More

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middle england
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Amazingly beautiful even, or perhaps especially, in the winter. There are fewer people and the hillsides are green or rocky. We were lucky to have cold but clear weather and some lovely walks

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Derby, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
41 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Thorpe Cloud on one side, Bunster on the other. The Dove bubbling through the middle. Truly stunning. A great walk up to the stepping stones - or beyond. What more could you want? Well a few less people actually - especially in the summer. Otherwise few better vistas anywhere.

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