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Beautiful as always but—

This is fabulous at any time of the year. Visited in the days after Christmas- by 12 when we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1949etwall
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful gem

Wonderful place to visit. Very immaculately clean, stepping stones to walk across, hills to climb... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SammyPickles
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Clay Cross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love going here I'm a downhill begginer rider grate to practice here parking prices are responsible £3 all day.better going early as the drive way to carpark gets stressful.carpark attendant very helpful friendly gets very busy so when riding watch out people everywhere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Towheels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fabulous at any time of the year. Visited in the days after Christmas- by 12 when we had finished the car park was full! Fast flowing river spilling over onto the path - wellington or strong boots necessary yet very wet trainers were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Very immaculately clean, stepping stones to walk across, hills to climb, lovely river to walk along. Car park both ends of the walk both with toilets n somewhere to buy an ice cream or snack etc

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SammyPickles
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Love this place what ever the type of year. The highlight of any time spent in Dovedale is a trip across the stepping stones.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

A very popular set of stepping stones across the river Dove. Not for all, but a challenge to be completed. A beautiful area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosalie P
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

A popular sight for visitors it’s an idyllic spot although can get very busy in high season a must visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wallsANDadventures
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I recently revisited Dovedale after more than 55 years. I used to youth hostel in the area as I lived in Manchester. Dovedale stepping stones are the gateway to Dovedale itself, a remarkable and beautiful part of Derbyshire. It I as unspoiled today as it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidKhonKaen
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Magical. Grayling especially impressive. Beautiful scenery, sanctuary for the soul. Choose footwear carefully, !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrandTour10599865156
Reviewed October 28, 2018

been here a few times over the years, the stepping stones are ok, but i think they were better before they were capped, But if you haven't been before, they are a great place to visit, but can get very busy in the summer, The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Depending on which side of the river you walk the Stepping Stones are just a short and easy walk from the main car park and are an iconic part of Dovedale.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charles B
March 12, 2018|
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Response from stephena441 | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answers the left hand side is hard path. But even in October after a little rain the path was flooded so I would expect at the moment it would be too. Pack your wellies?
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