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Stunning walk to Milldale

Visited with my husband, parents and my very energetic dog. The car park is £5.50 all day and only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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Amazing Walk

We were recommended to visit here for a good dog walk. Parked in the car park, which was cash only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband, parents and my very energetic dog. The car park is £5.50 all day and only takes cash so bear that in mind before you arrive. It took us about 3 hours from Dovedale to Milldale for a slow walk which knackered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit here for a good dog walk. Parked in the car park, which was cash only and walked to Mildale. Some parts were quite slippery. The stepping stones were great fun, my daughter's dog loved running back and forth across them....More

Thank A7774IYsues
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful area that is frequented by many different walkers. If you can't stand busy areas then it may not be for you, but you will miss some dramatic scenery. The caves along the side of the river are easily accessible and provide a goo...More

Thank Backtothecaves
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the walk from Dovedale House, through Ilam across the fields to the Stepping Stones. Gorgeous scenery, helped by a lovely sunny October day. Would highly recommend the ice cream from the little hut along the river to the stones.

Thank taimar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant stroll from the car park (£3 to park) along Dovedale to the stepping stones. The stepping stones are a main attraction here and crossed by many people. Recently they have been capped to make them less liable to being submerged and the surfaces...More

Thank ysa1772
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why are there so many coach bays in The Peak District? Because it it like a mini New Zealand in the UK. The scenery and mountains are amazing as are the wonderful rivers which shimmer in the morning mist.... TOP TIP: Go in the autumn...More

Thank hjohnnacepilot50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two grandchildren here and spent the day climbing Thorpe cloud, throwing stones, jumping the stepping stones, finding what we could in the eye spy of the country side book, rock scrambling and eating big ice creams. We were pleasantly surprised that the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long but easy walk with only a few inclines and steps to conker. Area well maintained. Could do with a couple of dog poo bins as it’s a fair way to carry your poo bags meaning some leave them by the side of paths....More

Thank foleyfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife visited here, to climb Thorpe Cloud adjacent to dove dale, great views from the top,and very windy on the day we went, we did Thorpe Cloud in about 2 hours up and down, so did the 6 mile walk along dovedale...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon walk from Ilam, well suited to all ages. Worth extending past the stepping stones up along the river to visit the caves hidden in the hillside.

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Sophie B
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
No t in all areas.
25 August 2018|
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Response from Hugh B | Reviewed this property |
There are some located at the carpark. I didn't use them so can't comment on the condition. I gather that it costs 20p to use them.
1 August 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
It’s certainly walkable even for someone with difficulty. The route is flat and well pathed.