A moderate walk (riverside) in national park Peak District starting and finishing in Derbyshire, England, about 14.36km (8.92 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Hartington village, bus stop
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 23 Jul 2008
Dovedale is one of the highlights of the Peak District. This is a beautiful valley, where the River Dove has carved through the limestone plateau to create the stunning scenery seen today. This walk can be done in one day, but the best way to enjoy the gorge is to take two days. Start in Hartington, which is well served by buses, and finish up in Ilam or Thorpe (there are more regular buses from Thorpe). The overnight stop is in Alstonefield, which has lots of places to stay.