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Walking day out

If you park on the car park near to the Isaac Walton Hotel it’s just £3.00 for the day and there... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
ju-lycett
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Coalville, United Kingdom
via mobile
Highlight of visit to the area

We only spent a few hours here but wished we could have spent more time. It is a lovely place for a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Dilip C
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

If you park on the car park near to the Isaac Walton Hotel it’s just £3.00 for the day and there are numerous walks, beautiful areas to sit and watch the world go by and if you can appreciate natural beauty then you won’t be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ju-lycett
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We only spent a few hours here but wished we could have spent more time. It is a lovely place for a walk and a picnic and it was the highlight of our trip to this area, There is a paid parking area and washroom...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I love walking dove dale iv been here so many times that I just had to review it. There is paid parking near the stepping stones but there are plenty of free spots all around the area(pull offs on side roads.) I love walking from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Parked in ilam and did a 7.5 mile circular walk incorporating the stepping stones and milldale. The Issac Walton hotel is a lovely place to stop for a beer and or a meal. The national trust Ilam country park and hall is also a nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing. Scenery to die for and wonderful fresh air but sadly people just don’t how to behave. Being beautiful weather and a Saturday the place was rammed. We arrived early and parking was no problem. However by eleven it was teeming. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Spottedteapot
Reviewed 30 September 2018

With the last few days of sunshine thought we'd make it for a few long walks. Got to dovedale early as usual just to get the extra miles in. Unfortuntaely as reported earlier the stepping stones are under construction, or at least the sides to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hussainr
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My partner and I enjoyed a leisurely walk in lovely sunshine from Dovedale to Milldale and back again. Our dog had a thoroughly lovely time splashing about in the river. Stepping stones were closed but that did not spoil our walk. Milldale is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann675
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The 9 mile circular walk was so beautiful ans paying £3 to park for the day was fine but what a rip off as they then charge 20p for the loo. We have not paid for the loo for years and done many walks this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank medeakin
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

A great walk with several starting points. Stepping stones were closed which was a disappointment.nn

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank steph1234x
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Stupidly I went in the school holidays so it was teaming with people, but they were all having fun with picnics and playing in the water, so family friendly. Very busy around the stepping stones. Time it well and you will be blessed with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sophie B
16 October 2018|
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Response from Abu F | Reviewed this property |
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evertonskier
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.
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Hasford
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.
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