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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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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

situated just out of Ashbourne which is itself a very pretty town is Dovedale. The drive to it is stunning with wonderful views of the valley. On route are a couple of bed and breakfasts and tea rooms. When starting the walk either take the path on the left then cross the stepping stones to continue down the river or... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very popular walk, which can be adapted to suit different walkers - you can make it as long or as short as you like (we went from the carpark to Milldale and back, via the stepping stones - which you might have to queue at if it's busy!)

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We live within walking distance of this amazing area,the scenery is fanatstic all year round.If you are energetic try walking up Thorpe Cloud for a superb view.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is a really good stretch of the legs through some wonderful views, well worth the effort, the weather can sometimes be a challenge, but isn't that the Peak District for you? My only gripe is what the Do Gooder Health and Safety bunch did to the iconic stepping stones at the southern end of the valley - why cant... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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262 reviews 262 reviews
67 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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31 reviews 31 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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