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Dovedale Stepping Stones

Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AX, England
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Beautiful surroundings, fun to do

Walked up to the stepping stones, the walk is pleasant along the river and flat, and the Stepping... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gkbrownie
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preston, Lancashire, England
Breathtaking

Beautiful, beautiful area and was great to see so many people enjoying the sun and the river... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jamie G
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“the river” (17 reviews)
“stepping stones” (25 reviews)
“lovely walk” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AX, England
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"car park"
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"picnic spot"
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"left hand side"
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"easy walk"
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"amazing scenery"
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"ilam park"
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"both sides"
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"beautiful spot"
in 2 reviews
"fresh air"
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"all ages"
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"lovers leap"
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"short walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

Walked up to the stepping stones, the walk is pleasant along the river and flat, and the Stepping Stones are fun and easy to cross when you get there

Thank gkbrownie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful area and was great to see so many people enjoying the sun and the river! Lovely walks around the area, a fantastic Ice Cream stand towards Ilam Park (which I'd also recommend) and a nice little National Trust kiosk just outside Dovedale. Very...More

Thank Jamie G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this place, but would recommend driving to Mildale and walk to Dovedale as quieter at Mildale.

Thank J2674SBhelenk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stepping Stones are a beautiful gateway to a walk in Dovedale. They are easy to cross, although I am always nervous about such things! It is a lovely area, well worth a visit!

Thank Riverdaffyd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly beautiful .found it on Google and thought we would take a picnic on a Sunday for my birthday.BIG mistake.After the 25 minutes to get to the car park in a small lane not enough room for 2 way traffic.you come to the toilet and...More

Thank Glynis186377
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Ilam Country Park to the stepping stones It was a beautiful sunny day and very hot so we took advantage of the shallow waters and went for a paddle with our pooch. The area is surrounded by hills Great place to explore...More

Thank Jo P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dovedale as always been enjoyed by millions of walkers/hikers, and its easy to see why, the scenery is breath-taking, we visited the ' Stepping Stones ' which is a short walk from the official car-park, the walk is all along the side of the River...More

Thank DavidPD59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dovedale is a great walk along the river. It's fairly flat, so not too strenuous and when you get to Milldale there's a little shop selling ice-cream. Last year we stayed at Ilam Hall but the campsite seems to have closed. So this time we...More

Thank Lizzyloutoo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Ilam Park all the way to Milldale through the beautiful Dovedale valley. It took about 2 hours each way but it was so worth making the effort as there were so many different things to see along the way & lots of...More

Thank TheMartins1997
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place to visit, we went on a Wednesday and it was fairly quiet. Some beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, not very wheelchair friendly or for people with walking difficulties as you can only go as far as the stepping stones on one side. Ice creams and...More

Thank 555hailey84
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Charles B
12 March 2018|
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Response from stephen a | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answers the left hand side is hard path. But even in October after a little rain the path was flooded so I would expect at the moment it would be too. Pack your wellies?
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