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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Nice but lots of tourists!!

We went to dovedale stepping stones earlier this week, the stepping stones aren't as impressive as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Esme W
via mobile
Beautiful views

We walked to the caves and back, it was around a 2 hour walk.. slightly trenuous in places but a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs - and then we open them up for ever, for everyone.
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to dovedale stepping stones earlier this week, the stepping stones aren't as impressive as everyone says. You can do a walk around the area so if you are planning on doing that and the stepping stones then it is probably worth it. We...More

Thank Esme W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked to the caves and back, it was around a 2 hour walk.. slightly trenuous in places but a beautiful walk past the stepping stones. We were told there was a cafe just past the caves but we did not have enough time to...More

Thank sarah0585
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a child myself, some number of years ago now and had forgotten what an excellent place it is. Loads of families with kids of all ages from babes in arms to grandma and grandad. Dogs galore, picnics going on,...More

Thank Melandmuffy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked in the National Trusts Car Park, we arrived late morning and it wasn't too busy, when we returned after our walk the car park was very full so I would recommend going earlier. Don't forget your 20p for the toilets! The stepping stones...More

Thank kathywinterburn
Reviewed 4 days ago

After biking for couple of hours, we decided to visit 'Stepping Stones', I mean: Dovedale and I was keen to climp Thorp Cloud. The last time I visited, I couldn't get a good view due to bad weather. This time, the weather was awesome. it...More

Thank Hari_Vikram
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice walk up valley and back over the tops. 7 mile. Stepping stones a bit of a let down. Car parking was busy in August so best to get there early

Thank Chiseldon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk, if a little busy by the stepping stones. Places about to park up for free if you search for them to aviod the cost of parking at the national trust site.

Thank Heath Sun
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked from Blore to Ilam and then to Dovedale - to the caves and then the steep circular walk back to Ilam. NB very steep climb for about half a mile - needs a little bit of fitness to achieve it. Yes, it was very...More

Thank 274Lynne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The great thing about the walks around Do drake is you can spend as long or as little time as you wish there. The walk down to the Stepping Stones is fully accessible and great for children and families. The areas not perfect for dogs...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, we parked at Ilam national trust car park and followed the guided walk to the stepping stones, you can carry on from there to allerdale or back across the hills to Ilam. Wear good footwear as parts are muddy. Toilets at...More

Thank rachH73
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Response from gramane | Reviewed this property |
I scattered my wife's ashes in a waterfall in the peak district .. I didn't know you had to ask ...? It was a beautiful spot we both liked ... ...
3 July 2017|
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Response from Fivestarsalltheway | Reviewed this property |
I'd google it. " Best way via train to Derbyshire ". It'll come up with a good answer.
24 June 2017|
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Response from beckywilkinson | Reviewed this property |
it's a fairly short, flat walk from the car park to the stepping stones and it's beautiful.