6 great walks near the River Dove

Stepping stones at Dovedale by David Reynolds

Stepping stones at Dovedale by David Reynolds - Credit: Archant

The River Dove is a major feature of the south-western Peak District, these walks from our archive take in sections of this major waterway.

Thorpe Cloud by Sally Mosley

Thorpe Cloud by Sally Mosley - Credit: Archant

Dovedale
One of the most iconic features of the River Dove are the stepping stones at Dovedale, this walk takes in other famous landmarks such as Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill.
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Norbury's Church of St Mary and St Barlok by Sally Mosley

Norbury's Church of St Mary and St Barlok by Sally Mosley - Credit: Archant

Norbury and Ellastone
This circular walk starts out from Ellastone on the Staffordshire side of the River Dove before crossing over to Norbury in Derbyshire and then heading home back over the Dove.
Click here to view the details of the Norbury walk


A view across the fields at Mayfield by Sally Mosley

A view across the fields at Mayfield by Sally Mosley - Credit: Archant

Mayfield
Set off from Mapleton in the Derbyshire Dales before crossing the Dove from east to west over the Hanging Bridge before circumnavigating Mayfield.
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Viator's Bridge over the River Dove by Sally Mosley

Viator's Bridge over the River Dove by Sally Mosley - Credit: Archant

Alstonefield
This walk, tucked away among limestone hills on the county border, initially descends to the Dove down a quiet lane to the picture postcard village of Milldale. After a riverside wander the ascent up Hall Dale before ending the walk by following an ancient path with scenic views.
Click here to view the details of the Alstonefield walk


Hartington Reflections by Ian Moorcroft

Hartington Reflections by Ian Moorcroft - Credit: Archant

Hartington
This walk is an undulating amble through a succession of fields and stiles to Sheen followed by the heady heights of Sheen Hill before descending an old packhorse route to finish with a gentle wander on a very quiet gated road amid a scenic landscape beside the meandering Dove.
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Okeover Bridge, Mapleton by Sally Mosely

Okeover Bridge, Mapleton by Sally Mosely - Credit: Archant

Mapleton
You may have heard of the famous Mapleton Bridge Jump into the River Dove that takes place every New Year's Day, it's actually called Okeover Bridge and it's one of the many landmarks on this pleasant stroll.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.