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Dovedale, Ashbourne

4.6
Must see · Valley · Geologic Formation
Dovedale is a valley in the Peak District of England. The land is owned by the National Trust, and annually attracts a million visitors. The valley was cut by the River Dove and runs for just over 3 miles (5 km) between Milldale in the north and a wooded ravine near Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill in the south. In the wooded ravine, a set of stepping stones cross the river, and there are two caves known as the Dove Holes.

Dovedale's other attractions include rock pillars such as Ilam Rock, Viator's Bridge, and the limestone features Lovers' Leap and Reynard's Cave.
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  • We went on a beautiful, sunny day and so did everyone else!. We'd already decided to park at Ilam and take the walk over the fields to Dovedale which proved to be a lovely walk. Car Parking is free...  more »
  • I get the impression we visited at a very quiet time, but even only an hour before the car park closed it was still quite busy and we do prefer places that are less of a tourist trap. The views from.....  more »
  • Had a lovely walk at Dovedale from Illam Park. Such gorgeous scenary, silence and peacefulness abundant! Just stunning!  more »
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  • Pretty walk
  • We made the mistake of taking a pushchair. If you have a carrier I would use that. Great otherwise
  • Breathtaking scenery.
  • Really good place to visit if you visiting my county Staffordshire. Peak national park.
  • Always stunningly beautiful, always busy with walkers. Who can blame them, it is one of the most beautiful walks around. Not too challenging, but needing a certain level of fitness/ability.

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