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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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Milton Keynes
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On a nice day it really doesn't come much better than this! It's beautiful and so easy to access (provided you can make it across the stepping stones and negotiate the steps if you want to go all along to Mill Dale). The water looks and sounds beautiful, the scenery is fantastic and it's so peaceful. The only thing missing... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First off, Dovedale is a very picturesque part of Derbyshire and is well worth a day out. There is a car park there that you have to pay for and toilets for visitors to use. You can walk from Dovedale up to Milldale and beyond if you wish and it's fairly flat so is very doable for novice walkers and... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just about everything even though it was highly busy. For those less mobile the left-hand walk from car park is the easiest but with balance problems I didn't want to risk stepping stones so had to return to NT hut, cross the bridge & go up the right-hand side instead. Somewhat de-graded path track these days but possible for the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I suggest to wear a good footwear as the paths are uneven and some are a bit slippery. There's a selections of paths where you wanted to go an easy path and an adventurous path. The views are fantastic and you won't be disappointed. The river goes a long way to another village and there's caves too. A fee of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a beautiful part of the peak district this is. You can walk for miles in any direction & you will not be dissapointed!!!. The views are some of the best I have seen so far & cannot wait to return.

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Scenic walk through the valley, suitable for all abilities, you can either stroll along the path to the stepping stones or walk the other side of the river which is more challenging. Some uneven walking so wear good footwear but worth it for the views with interesting things along the route. Car park is £2.50 for all day which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fell upon Dovedale on our way home - we had the dog with is and had a lovely scenic walk - it was really busy but what a fab day out for the kids and all it costs is £2.50 parking. Whether you fancy a strenuous climb or a leisurely stroll or you just want to set up a picnic... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

everyone should go here. we took children with us and they enjoyed playing in the water and then a picnic to relax and just enjoy the views. look out for the money trees - who said money doesn't grow on trees

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fab - loved it , great walk with the kids and the dog , amazing we have such lovely places ! There are some steep uneven steps going up to Lovers Leap - good information points before starting the walk . £2.50 for parking - cash only !

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not been here for years but visited on a warm-ish dry Sunday in August 2014. Car park was busy, as you would expect with plenty of people driving in rather than reversing in (whilst leaving room to access the boot) and paid the reasonable £2.50 fee. Toilets and shop available at the car park (we used neither) before the walk... More

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