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Dove Dale is a beautiful place to visit. the walk itself is a nice. but can get a bit busy in the nice weather as it is very popular place to go there are some stepping stones a cross the river which most people go and see which is a 5 mins from the car park. If you keep walking a long the path past the stepping stones. it is not so busy and the scenery is beautiful with plenty to see a long the way.

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rocky
5 days ago

lovely walk but very rocky to get to top need good legs to climb up

hiking
7 days ago

We get lost by it was was worth it. My tootsies are aching lol

lovely walk!! V boggy in places..wear wellies or take spare socks

hiking
15 days ago

A great hike. Not always easy to follow.
Highly recommend you do this hike anti-clockwise.
Coming down into Castleton through the limestone road is really special.

Great little walk with kids in tow.
My only bug about it was that we struggled finding our way back! Got a little lost half way (doing the longer route)
Otherwise great views, great weather too.

hiking
18 days ago

I would recommend this route on a weekday. There is a beautiful picnic spot slightly over half way round with panoramic views over Dovedale and beyond if you walk the clockwise route.

really enjoyed this walk the views are fantastic

great walk really enjoyable and loads of great views of the hills

Truly enjoyed! We went off rail to make it longer, and came across some great views

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muddy
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

This was a great trial with nice views across the peaks. Great for climbers especially for bouldering lots of spots on the route!

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rocky
scramble
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect for dogs ! Mostly off road

good Sunday walk, ideal for dogs, and lovely scenery. little tricky coming down the higgar, but survived

hiking
1 month ago

If you haven’t been to Castleton then what are you waiting for?!
It is, in my opinion, one of the best Peak District locations. Mam-Tor is just a beautiful scenic walk.
After the 8 mile, reasonably challenging walk of Mam-Tor you can stop at the little village just a short walk away to enjoy a cup of tea in the many cafe’s and pubs.
Great day out for all ages!

Brill walk took most of the day but worth it

Did this walk on the 24th of Feb, was very busy because it was such a great day but didn't spoil it. Favourite walk this year so far highly recommended

walking
1 month ago

busy for the first few k where the stepping stones are but less busy for the remainder of the trail and very beautiful

Great walk with kids in-tow

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a pretty walk but it’s uncomfortably busy and not challenging in any way.
Was told it’s the prettiest place in Derbyshire; I digress, there are so many better places!
Try Castleton, Matlock, Fernilee or Mam Tor!

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blowdown
off trail
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

Lovely walk, great views, would definitely do it again in spring / summer.

Done this walk many times in all weather. my favourite place in the peaks

great

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic walk.
There are many views and features on this trail.

Just fine. Quite flat, cute stream in part of the trail for kids to play. Forestry walk in the woods that looks fine. Well indicated path. Not amazing views or something really out of the expectations.

A good hike but I’d grade it as moderate to hard, for a couple of sections in particular - it’s a tough-ish scramble up the river valley to get up onto the plateau at the start and once up there some of the route over the top can be very boggy and without much in the way of a visible path. Still worth it for some great views, waterfalls and wildlife though. Allow 4-5 hours.

This walk was very beautiful. We went anti-clockwise.

However, we went on a scorching bank holiday Monday and the place was PACKED. Also, be aware that the route shown on this app requires a walk across stepping stones through a shallow river. I can't imagine the stones being a challenge for anyone out walking, but today, because of the queue, it took about 20 min to cross. we ended up walking 5 min back down the trail across a bridge and back up on the far bank. The people in front of us in the queue had still not crossed!

All this to say, it's a stunning walk, with a variety of scenery, a river, woods, open fields and small but challenging changes in elevation. I can only imaging how nice it would be on a crisp winter morning (not the hottest bank holiday Monday since records began!!)

Did this brother in law his daughter and her friend brilliant adventure and raised money for a charity on the 12 August did rock climb

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