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A beautiful valley for walks and wildife.

Well wooded, splendidly secenic countryside, rich in wildlife. I think it one of the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William G
Derby, England, United Kingdom
Lots of walks

Lovely wooded walks, paths well marked generally, not too busy, so somewhere different to try... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well wooded, splendidly secenic countryside, rich in wildlife. I think it one of the most beautiful valleys in England. Alton Towers them park, with its rather 'in your face' entertainment, is only a cuple of miles away but Dimmingsdale is a completely different world. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely wooded walks, paths well marked generally, not too busy, so somewhere different to try. Called in at Ramblers retreat which was welcoming and had sheds outside that you could sit in

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Great walk for getting in touch with nature in all its glory. Started off from the free car park next to the Rambler's Rest (worth a visit in its own right). Download walk guide from the interweb as the signage is not great & their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ailsa_n_Darren
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Went here at the weekend for a walk, a lovely walk amongst all the trees and greenery, some lovely areas for a picnic and some fantastic views from the top, if your eyesight is good you can see Alton towers in the distance.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jobyjugs
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We both love this place , as it holds so many happy child hood memories for us both. The woods are just beautiful , and there are so many walks that you can do . Parking is free , Just be careful along the narrow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Lovey area for a variety of wood land walks with many places to picnic by the river or ponds created by the dams, the views change with all the season so visit any time of year.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Daveshent
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Went today and loved it, nice and flat for walk beautiful lake, was well worth a visit, our dog really enjoyed it and there’s a pub in the car park called ramblers Retreat were you can get food and drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

My young family and I went for a wonderful walk here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The woods offer a range of walks- I have a 3 year old and 20 months and both were able to cope with the easy walk but there were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ellesbelles23
Reviewed June 28, 2018

It's difficult to think of anywhere else in the UK that's more enchanting with beautiful woodland paths alongside a running stream feeding lakes. It's difficult to imagine what it would have looked like at the start of the industrial revolution when the smelters and mills...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank davidfW7002DB
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. Called little Switzerland or Fairy Glen by the locals. It’s a bit of the beaten track but well worth finding. Big lake lots of walks.

Date of experience: May 2018
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