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Dovedale Ravine

Address: Thorpe, Ashbourne, England
Phone Number: 01335 350503
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Ashbourne
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs - and then we open them up for ever, for everyone.

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Sidmouth.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Our very good friends from Kilburn brought us to this attraction and it was well worth it. What a nice place to visit and a great walk crossing the stepping stones and watching the Heron waiting for his dinner.

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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I live only a few miles from Dovedale but never seem to visit enough. Every time I go back I think how lucky I am to have this on my doorstep. I must make time to visit more often.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I loved this place when we visited. I had my daughter on my back and took a walk to the stepping stones and up thorpe cloud. It was cold but very beaitiful. I didn't take my daughter right to the top(but nearly) as it was to slippy. I left her with my husband while i went to the top with... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went here in the height of summer on a beautiful. Didn't park in the car park and came to the ravine as part of a longer walk. It's fair to say this is quite a beautiful spot of the world, although can get very busy! The stepping stones across the water are really good and allows you to explore both... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Walking along side the Dove river, the scenery is spectacular and the walk is an easy one. Lots of flat walking. It does however, get very busy on dry weekends so do not expect peace and quiet. Also while it specifies that dogs should be kept on a lead, very few people follow this instructions so if you have an... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice leisurely walk on Christmas eve - not onerous varied and pleasant enough dogs can go off lead in parts

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Sutton, Surrey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A popular but good choice of lovely walks for all abilities. A wonderful range of scenery, beautiful flowing river, woodland and high hills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have visited Dovedale many times but this was a first in the snow. Very icy but still lovely scenery. Stepping stones too slippery to walk over so were not there as long as we would have liked but did also visit Milldale the other end of where we would have walked to. Will be back in the new year again.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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