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1.27km from Thorpe Cloud
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.
1.88km from Thorpe Cloud
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 Way
5.76km from Thorpe Cloud
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.
6.59km from Thorpe Cloud
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.
9.82km from Thorpe Cloud
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.
Peak Wildlife Park
9.9km from Thorpe Cloud
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.
Alton Towers Waterpark
10.42km from Thorpe Cloud
One of the beautifuThe indoor waterpark located in the heart of Staffordshire. It is home to high-speed water slides and interactive play areas. In the summer months, the Alton Towers Waterpark extends to an outdoor pool area. Enjoy the Bubbly Wubbly bubble pool and Flash Floods flume ride – perfect for those scorching summer days in the sun!
Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back
10.45km from Thorpe Cloud
Duel – The Haunted House Strikes Back is a dark ride at the Alton Towers theme park near the village of Alton in Staffordshire. It opened in 1992 as The Haunted House and was the largest dark ride in Europe, featuring large theatrical animations and scenes. The attraction was redesigned with interactive laser guns in 2003 and some scenes replaced, with several features removed over the years. There is a minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres for younger riders unless accompanied by an adult.
Runaway Mine Train
10.46km from Thorpe Cloud
The Runaway Mine Train is a powered steel roller coaster made by MACK Rides of Germany. The ride is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The ride runs alongside the Congo River Rapids, with which it shares a tunnel section. Passengers on the two rides occasionally wave to each other if they pass in the shared tunnel.
10.48km from Thorpe Cloud
Extraordinary Golf is a crazy golf course with more wild and wacky features than you can imagine. This theme park themed miniature golf course re-imagines together 18 of our wildest rides and attractions. Most importantly, Extraordinary Golf is a fun activity for all the family. Test your skills at Extraordinary Golf with two wacky 9-hole courses featuring outrageous obstacles themed around some of the most famous Alton Towers Resort rides and attractions.
Congo River Rapids
10.55km from Thorpe Cloud
Congo River Rapids is an exciting whitewater rafting expedition. Climb aboard and enjoy a refreshing splash – or get seriously soaked. This expedition will send you twirling down a racing river through Congo. It features twin waterfalls, and rafts pass between the two waterfalls.
10.61km from Thorpe Cloud
Galactica is a flying roller coaster located in the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire, England and is the first flying coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. Guests ride in a prone position and experience the feeling of flight by "flying" close to the ground, under footpaths, and narrowly past trees and rocks.
10.66km from Thorpe Cloud
Wicker Man is a wooden roller coaster at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire. The rollercoaster, which opened in March last year, is one of the most popular rides at the park and staff are working to get it up and running as soon as possible.
10.68km from Thorpe Cloud
Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers three fantastically themed hotels, Stargazing Pods, and an Enchanted Village, not forgetting over 40 world-class rides and attractions. In the late 20th century, it was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. In 2019, it was the second most visited theme park in the UK with 2,130,000 visitors which puts it after Legoland Windsor.
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
10.92km from Thorpe Cloud
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure is a family roller coaster located in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, Staffordshire. It opened on 21 March 2015. It is located next to Spinball Whizzer, in an area which was previously part of Adventure Land. It was one of the stunning attraction here and also it attracts a lot of tourists.
10.94km from Thorpe Cloud
Spinball Whizzer is a Sit-Down Spinning roller coaster located at Alton Towers. First-timers and thrill seekers alike enjoy the unpredictable spins and speed of the winding track. This family theme park ride is a perfect gateway for first timers to experience a thrill ride sensation.
11.06km from Thorpe Cloud
Rita, formerly known as Queen of Speed, is a launched roller coaster located in the Dark Forest section of Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire Moorlands, England. Designed by Intamin, the Accelerator Coaster model opened to the public on 1 April 2005. It is named Rita because Alton Towers Intamin Rocket abbreviated is A.T.I.R which spells Rita backwards. This name is also due to the American tradition of giving a drag racing car a female name, as the ride used to be themed to drag racin
11.12km from Thorpe Cloud
The Smiler is the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster. It’s twisting track combines the world beating 14 loops with a speed of 85 km/hr and a track length 3x longer than Oblivion. The Smiler holds the world record for most inversions on a roller coaster.
Hex - The Legend of the Towers
11.12km from Thorpe Cloud
Hex The Legend Of The Towers is a walkthrough dark ride experience. The ride's story is based on the local legend of the Chained Oak Tree and is set within the restored ruins of the Towers themselves. The ride opened in March 2000. This attraction was closed for the duration of the 2016 season, but underwent repairs in the winter before reopening in 2017.
11.22km from Thorpe Cloud
Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The prototype Dive Coaster model from Bolliger & Mabillard opened to the public on 14 March 1998 and was marketed as the "World's first vertical drop roller coaster". With a maximum speed of 68 mph, it is the third fastest roller coaster in the UK, behind Stealth at Thorpe Park and the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
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Thorpe Cloud, Ashbourne DE6 2BE, UK
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.