Dovedale National Nature Reserve
Dovedale has internationally important, ancient ash woodland, wildflowers, grasslands and river wildlife. Take a gentle walk along the picturesque River Dove, cross at the famous stepping stones, climb Thorpe Cloud or continue upriver to the limestone pinnacles, caves and reef-knolls. Managed by the National Trust, this was a favourite of Victorian visitors to the area and its popularity is no less diminished. A must-do for a family picnic.
A 40 minute drive from Buxton south down the A515 towards Ashbourne. Dovedale Car Park (with refreshment kiosk and public toilets) and National Trust Car Park at Ilam Park.
Find out more at the National Trust website.
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