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Amazing Views and Walk

Really lovely place to go for a walk over Thorpe Cloud. The stepping stones are good fun and you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Magical walk

We parked at Milldale and walked to the car park at Dovedale and back which was a good option as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really lovely place to go for a walk over Thorpe Cloud. The stepping stones are good fun and you sometimes get a certificate when you have done the walk. Really nice views and walks into the village.

Thank Gemmalouise93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked at Milldale and walked to the car park at Dovedale and back which was a good option as it was very busy at the Dovedale end. The stepping stones were closed for repair and everyone was being diverted via a somewhat unsatisfactory route...More

Thank JennyGlos
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked in Ilam and walked over to Dovedale then continued up to Milldale,lovely warm October day.

Thank angelaB2583VK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk by the stream. Care required to the east side of the stream approach to the stepping stones where some sections very uneven.

1  Thank Rawlinsd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip to the Peak District and also my favourite area in the National Park, Dovedale. The countryside here is breath taking and on a bright, very warm late September afternoon (mid-week!) can't be beaten. I undertook the walk to Milldale, which...More

Thank YJJTT1131230529
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great scenery as with all in The Peak! We walked on grass, rocky paths, & man made trails. Even the sheep were undisturbed by our presence. Not many out today on this walk but those we met were regular to this area. The photographs will...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doverdale is probably one of the most beautiful accessible parts of the Peak District with nice relaxing walks for all ages. Set in the white Peak near the beautiful little town of Ashbourne just off the A515 Dovedale is a little gem with picture perfect...More

Thank Jon-branston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to walk along this tranquil spot. Not too gruelling for the casual walkers. There had been a storm the night before and we were unable to cross the stepping stones so we had to walk the other side of the river, which could be...More

1  Thank Lynn03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Dovedale and walk the banks every time I visit the Peaks. I visited earlier today and was surprised to see the stepping stones closed for essential maintenance. It did not take anything away from the beauty of the place.

Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked this valley in my youth and now, retuning as a 70 year old, I thoroughly enjoyed it again. Such a beautiful place, with a well maintained path along the Dove Valley.

Thank DavidKhonKaen
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Sophie B
15 October 2018|
Response from Jon-branston | Reviewed this property |
Not massively, although some people do take pushchairs and carry them over the stepping stones but you won't get too far I'm afraid. If you have one of them push chairs that have 3 little bmx wheels and suspension you might... More
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.
31 July 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.