The stunning valley of Dovedale is situated in the picturesque Peak District. Protected by the National Trust this area of natural beauty has many different features to visit, whether you spend the whole day and walk around to see them all, or if you casually visit each over different visits, they are worth the walk. If you’re an avid photographer, or just a casual picture taker, there are many places that boast spectacular views, you’ll certainly want to capture them.
One of the most well known attractions is the Dovedale stepping stones. These stepping stones take you across the river dove and are as close to walking on water as you may get. Take care while crossing though, unless you plan on taking a dip in the river!
Crossing these stepping stones leads you to the bottom of Thorpe Cloud, a 287 metre high limestone hill. Whilst Thorpe Cloud isn’t overly high or steep compared to other locations in the Peak District, it’s not for the faint hearted. Leave your sandals in the car and opt for a comfortable pair of walking shoes for that extra comfort and grip to take your right up to the peak.
If you’re looking for a walk on flatter ground, you can venture past Thorpe Cloud and take the riverside route. This lazy walk by the river is great for the whole family, you’re little ones can enjoy spotting all the wildlife both around the river and into the woodland.
After a long day walking, taking in all the scenery, head back to The Boars Head where you can find a great selection of menus on offer for the whole family. And with a full belly, treat yourself to a snooze in one of our luxury rooms, where you’ll enjoy a great night’s sleep.
Address: Derbyshire, DE6 2AY
Telephone: 01335 343666
Website: Visit Peak District – Dovedale