6 great walks near the River Dove
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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.
One of the most iconic features of the River Dove are the stepping stones at Dovedale. It's a simple walk upstream from the Dovedale Car Park, with the impressive Thorpe Cloud as your backdrop. Your only hindrance is the weather; rain and the aftermath of rainfall, can leave some slippery conditions underfoot, while the sunny weather brings out the crowds, so expect that you won't have it all to yourself on a fine weekend or during the holidays.
Dovedale named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the UK
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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
Click here to view the details of the Mapleton walk
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.