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Walk the hills and trails. get there by car or bike. plenty to see photo and lots to do. If you... read more

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Barbara G
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
A location for all seasons

It is an eight mile walk from Hartington going south through Dovedale to Thorpe, with seasonal... read more

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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Reviewed today

Walk the hills and trails. get there by car or bike. plenty to see photo and lots to do. If you stayed a week you could walk a different route and see lots more. The shapes of the rocks, the wildlife, the fossils in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is an eight mile walk from Hartington going south through Dovedale to Thorpe, with seasonal refreshments available at Milldale. The scenery is very varied and although the valley sides are often steep, the path along the river is not too hilly. The limestone can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scsmh4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always look forward to going to Dovedale, we went on a Sunday so it was quite busy but still a lovely walk! Beautiful as always. Parking £3 which is pretty reasonable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megabecca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited again in winter and what a treat, a lot less folk, a lots less dogs, easier to park and a very enjoyable December walk, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here in July on a warm day to get the kids out the house and to get some fresh air... we parked on the top of a hill cost £2 (very resonable)... in the car park was an ice cream van so we had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kerry_Graham
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am blessed to be a volunteer for the national trust in white peak so I am possibly biased. If you have never visited please load up your walking gear and boots and go and visit paradise ....

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just arrived home after a lovely, walk around Dovedale, we love Derbyshire!!! This area is so picturesque and in quiet areas is so peaceful 😁 there’s one thing that spoils this area and that’s all THE DOG MESS!!!! People put it in bags...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nottsbeck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Dovedale circular on a cold December Saturday. Oue aim was to complete the circular on the one day but unfortunately the good old English weather changed and we had to bail halfway without completing the second half which takes you up and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrsfarzi
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Very busy , lots of families and dogs and we had to wait a while to get across the stepping stone, despite this we enjoyed our New Years Day walk in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello 2019! A great way to start the New Year. Rather than spend the day recovering from a New Year's Eve handover, we headed out to celebrate the New Year with a family walk with at Dovedale - heading to the picturesque Dovedale stepping stones....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sophie B
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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.