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Dovedale

Dovedale, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, UK

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About Dovedale

Dovedale is a beautiful valley and known for the River Dove and its impressive limestone ravines, but the most iconic part of a trip to Dovedale has to be the picturesque stepping stones.  The geology of Dovedale consists largely of limestone rock, which over the years has been cut into craggy rock pinnacles and caves, creating one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.



Attractions near Dovedale

Thorpe Cloud1.27km from Dovedale

Thorpe Cloud is an isolated limestone hill lying between the villages of Thorpe and Ilam on the Derbyshire. Thorpe Cloud rises straight up from the River Dove at Dovedale and reaches a height of 942ft. Its distinctive conical shape viewed from Dovedale gives the hill a mountainous feel. This small hill can be climbed from the Dove Dale car park. It's a short climb on good footpaths with the reward of wonderful views over the beautiful Dovedale.

Ilam Park1.93km from Dovedale

Ilam Park is a 158-acre country park situated in Ilam, on both banks of the River Manifold five miles (8 km) north west of Ashbourne, England. It is a great place for families and dog walkers, with gentle riverside walks and the popular Manifold Tea-room garden coupled with deckchairs to lean back and enjoy the far reaching views across the Italian Gardens towards Dovedale.

The Manifold Way5.11km from Dovedale

The Manifold Way is a multi-user route along the Manifold Valley following the former Leek and Manifold Light Railway through the attractive Staffordshire Moorlands. This trail is an easy route being on a tarmacadam track and minor roads between Waterhouses and Hulme End. The route has been open since the 1930s when the railway closed, and is probably the earliest case of a disused railway line being converted to a walkers' and cyclists' route.

Thor's Cave5.5km from Dovedale

Thor's Cave is a natural cavern in Staffordshire, England. This natural cavern is located in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire. It is classified as a Karst cave. Reached by an easy stepped path from the Manifold Way, the cave is a popular tourist spot, with views over the Manifold Valley. The second entrance is known as the "West Window", below which is a second cave, Thor's Fissure Cavern.

Peak Wildlife Park9.36km from Dovedale

A beautiful willife park Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District which offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. It has  over 200 species of bird and around 40 mammals and reptiles. It had large collection of cranes, pelicans, and waterfowl.

Carsington Water10.38km from Dovedale

Carsington Water is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water located between Wirksworth and Kniveton in Derbyshire, England. The reservoir takes water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre (6.5 mi) long tunnels and aqueduct. Water is released back into the river during summer months for water abstraction and treatment further downstream. It is England's ninth largest reservoir with a capacity of 35,412 megalitres.

Where is Dovedale

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Derbyshire83 attractions

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.