Thorpe Cloud

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Tim J
Banbury, UK214 contributions
Mar 2022
We found that Thorpe Cloud was easier to climb than we had been led to believe - however we visited in optimum conditions whilst there was minimal wind and solid ground underfoot. At the time of visiting, only one path to the summit was available due to conservation reasons. The view from the top is spectacular and well worth the ascent. A definite recommendation - especially if you intend to visit the Stepping Stones which are at the base.
Written 5 April 2022
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MumOf3NowNanny
Suffolk, UK413 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We parked just before Dovedale car park in what looked like an area the local farmer had sectioned off and put a sign up Car Park £3. We were more than happy to give this. We started off walking along the river to the Stepping Stones and took the Blue walk up to the summit of Thorpe Cloud.
Sensible clothing & footwear needed for this walk as in some areas it’s muddy, Rocky, loose ground under foot and steep even worse coming down. Most were dressed for climbing but there were a couple either in sandals or shoes not the best common sense but individual choice I guess.
The scenery is absolutely beautiful & well worth the climb & plenty of areas to stop should you need to catch your breath.
Please if you picnic Pick up ALL your litter & if you take your dog please keep it on the lead at all times as requested on the National Trust signs as there’s a lot of sheep roaming (this is their land not yours) & not every walker wants a muddy dog jumping up their legs! You may love you dog but others don’t!
Written 12 September 2021
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Waddler
York, UK9,575 contributions
Aug 2021
This peak delivers good bang for buck as its a short walk but delivers good views.

There are several routes which have signs up saying they are closed for erosion control, and the now official way up round the back is probably less scenic than the (closed) direct route from the stepping stones.

The official route is accessible either side of the hill, either from the stepping stones or from the bridge near the Dovedale car park.

Well worth tacking on to a trip to the stepping stones, though.
Written 30 August 2021
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Adrian K
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
A killer climb up to the top. Equally difficult trek down the hill. Nice view though. Shame there was no WiFi in the area there. At least there's full signal at the top, albeit only 4G. Would have given it 5 stars if there was an escalator to the top, or perhaps a Costa?

The "Stepping Stones" was also a bit busy, with the occasional village idiot wanting to go the opposite direction while everyone is crossing. Some poor soul managed to fall into the water. Stupid fool.

And while I'm at it, please don't come wearing sandals and dress. You are going on a National Trust walk for god sake.
Written 30 August 2021
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NotHereOrAmI
London, UK140 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Good views but make sure you wear hiking boots / appropriate shoes/trainers. The path up to the top can get a bit dodgy near the top. Great views to be seen, worth the effort if you’re able enough to get to the top. Gets very busy around the area though so best to go earlier / before lunch.
Written 29 August 2021
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erudite42
Gravesend, UK22 contributions
Jul 2021
I ascended Thorpe Cloud on a sunny afternoon. Parts of the climb are steep and do wear sensible walking shoes or boots. The views on a sunny day were spectacular.
Do be careful coming down though as there only seems to be one working path at the moment and that was slippery at times even wearing proper hiking boots.
Written 30 July 2021
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Mark W
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Well worth the climb take your sandwiches and a drink on a clear day you can see for miles. You need a good pair of boots no heals lol.
Written 13 July 2021
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK16,856 contributions
May 2021
Thorpe Cloud is a hill in the Dovedale area of the Peak District National Park. It is about 1,000ft above sea level and is quite a steep climb to the top. There is quite a bit of path erosion and as such some of the paths were closed off. The going is strenuous and slightly dangerous in places as the ground is loose and unstable, even if you do have good hiking footwear. Certainly not for anyone with less than a good level of fitness. The view from the top is lovely but I have seen far nicer in the Lake District and Malvern Hills. Worth a climb and Dovedale is beautiful just be aware that it does get very (too) busy in peak times of the year and in nice weather. Parking in the Car Park opposite Thorpe Cloud (on the road down into Dovedale from Ashbourne) is £3 for the day.
Written 4 June 2021
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257zoe
Norwich, UK443 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We walked Circled walk from stepping stones to here, it was a very steep walk and very slippery after raining, it took as around half an hour. The views are definitely worth it from the top.
Written 6 October 2020
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Worldtraveller
Witney, UK1,345 contributions
Aug 2020
We walked around Thorpe Cloud on the lower footpaths. It is a remarkable feature dominating the immediate area. It looks different from whatever angle you view it.
Written 2 August 2020
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