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Lovely walks

We went for a walk through the woods and pastures around Dimmingsdale on a sunny Sunday morning... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
CherieS211
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Mossley, England, United Kingdom
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Dimmingsdale and Ramblers Retreat

Very pretty tea room with good selection food and drinks. Lots of lovely walks ranging from mild to... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2019
Tracey T
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We both love this place , as it holds so many happy child hood memories for us both.
The woods are just beautiful , and there are so many walks that you can do .
Parking is free , Just be careful along the narrow roads that take you to Dimmingsdale .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Lovey area for a variety of wood land walks with many places to picnic by the river or ponds created by the dams, the views change with all the season so visit any time of year.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Went today and loved it, nice and flat for walk beautiful lake, was well worth a visit, our dog really enjoyed it and there’s a pub in the car park called ramblers Retreat were you can get food and drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jane H
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

My young family and I went for a wonderful walk here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The woods offer a range of walks- I have a 3 year old and 20 months and both were able to cope with the easy walk but there were walks designed for more hardened walkers.

Beautiful stream which we even had a paddle in- lovely nature.

The climb up to the car park (in the car!) was a bit daunting in places- be aware of very narrow and windy roads. It would have been tricky if we had passed any other cars.

We didn’t stop at the restaurant but it looked very popular!

For a wonderful trip to spend quality time with your family, all for free, I couldn’t recommend it higher.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

It's difficult to think of anywhere else in the UK that's more enchanting with beautiful woodland paths alongside a running stream feeding lakes. It's difficult to imagine what it would have looked like at the start of the industrial revolution when the smelters and mills were running in the valley. I walk our Whippet and Irish Terrier in Dimmingsdale at least 3 if not 4 times a week early in the morning and it's unusual to meet more than a couple of dedicated dog walkers but it does get busy on a weekend. There are loads of side paths if you fancy a walk off the beaten track. If you park at the Rambler's Retreat (which is a very good cafe) on a weekend then get there early as the car park fills quickly.

Date of experience: June 2018
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