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Discover Derbyshire - Dovedale

Meet in the car park at Midday (this is a privately owned car park and you will need to pay to park your car).

We'll walk along the bank of the River Dove to Milldale, where we'll stop and have a drink and a bite to eat. There is a shop selling drinks and snacks or you can take your own.

We'll then walk back to Dovedale.

It is a 7 mile walk (round trip).

Dovedale in Derbyshire and the Peak District, is owned by the National Trust and is farmed with many sheep on the rocky slopes and in the woods. Dovedale's stepping stones appear on thousands of post cards and the area attracts a million visitors a year.

Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather is advisable.

This event will be weather dependant.... and will be rescheduled if wet.

I have arranged a meeting point near to Derby City Centre where can meet up and then travel together and where we can also leave cars. The car park can get quite full on a nice day and it will also save on fuel and car parking costs if we can travel together. I will e-mail out details to those attending nearer the time.

If however you would prefer to make your own way there and meet at Dovedale, that's fine.

NB - this is Easter Saturday

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Steve for organising a really enjoyable walk

    April 1, 2013

    • Steve

      You're welcome. Pleased you enjoyed it.

      April 2, 2013

  • Emma T

    Great walk, great people, fun & laughs :-)

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Rob

    I'm still coming...

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Amy L.

      Take some photos Rob! I'm gutted I can't make it as I love Dovedale! Have fun all of you x

      March 30, 2013

    • Rob

      check them out :!

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk and company and loved the skiddy, snowy hill at the end - thanks Steve's :)

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Chetna

    Hi Steve, I know this event has started 15 minutues but just to say sorry i can't be there! Have a great time and a lovely Easter to you all :)

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Amy L.

    Very sorry Steve, hope you got my text! My cold has defeated me in doing this walk sorry :(

    March 30, 2013

    • Steve

      Cheeky! It's scientifically proven that the cold virus affects men worse than women :-)

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Amy L.

      I must be a man then...lol

      March 30, 2013

  • Steve

    The road to Dovedale is clear now, so everything's ok for tomorrow. Everyone who has rsvp'd should have received an e-mail from me with more information about meeting times and places. If I haven't otherwise from you, I will see you at Dovedale at noon.

    March 29, 2013

    • Steve

      That's odd because others have replied to it. I'll send a copy directly to you.

      March 29, 2013

    • Amy L.

      Thanks Steve, we are both poorly but still coming, may end up doing a shorter version of the walk with you all x

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to attend, I hope you have a lovely walk :-)

    March 30, 2013

  • Katy

    Sorry won't make this now

    March 29, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Sorry had to work today and Sunday as extra to cover and already working Monday so tomorrow only day off and other things to catch up on, hope you all have a good time x

    March 29, 2013

  • Abi

    Assuming it wasn't going ahead due to snow, I've made plans to study this Sat, sorry.

    March 28, 2013

    • Steve

      It's going to be +4 on Saturday - almost a heatwave :-) No worries... see you soon.

      March 28, 2013

  • Steve

    The road to Dovedale and beyond was clear yesterday and there doesn't seem to be any more snow in the forecast. In fact, it should be getting slightly warmer towards the weekend. I will be getting another update on the roads on Friday, so will post another update again then. It looks very much like we will be able to get there now ... but you will need your snow boots :-) (Thanks Lynda for the info)

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun, I will be there unless it is too cold and wet and I will probably jessie out!

    March 24, 2013

  • Katy

    It really is bad up here at the moment, very deep. Funnily enough the roads seem to be passable at the moment but don't know how long that will last!

    March 23, 2013

    • Steve

      If the temperatures don't get much above freezing this week, it won't disappear either :-( Someone told me it was Spring!

      March 23, 2013

  • Steve

    Looking at the weather at the moment and the forecast for more snow next week, we may well have a "White Easter". It's looking like this event will have to be postponed. It's particularly bad in the Peak District, so keep an eye out here for updates.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do know you know what time this is likely to finish? Is the plan to have lunch before we start ?

    March 18, 2013

    • Steve

      Hi Rachel - that's a difficult question to answer really because it depends on what speed we walk at as a group. I imagine it will be a few hours, as I think it will be more of a leisurely stroll than a brisk walk! As mentioned above, the idea was to stop for some refreshments at Milldale, mainly for a break before heading back .... but obviously people can eat when they want.

      March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Steve, Thanks for this. I think I may have to give this a miss, as I think I may be tight for time and wouldn't want to be feeling like I was spoiling the leisurely pace. I know other similar walks I have done start earlier and finish 4ish so think I will be pushing it. Many thanks for this though and hope to join you on another one when I can. Hope you have a good day!

      March 19, 2013

  • Rob

    Hoping to come to this.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Jim

    Sorry. I'll be away this weekend.

    March 5, 2013

    • Steve

      Who's going to be the official photographer now :-).

      March 5, 2013

    • Jim

      Everyone should take their cameras.

      March 6, 2013

  • Abi

    Sounds great, thanks Steve, I can offer lifts if anyone needs one.

    February 27, 2013

    • Steve

      Thanks Abi - I'll sort out a meeting point nearer the time :-)

      February 28, 2013

  • Katie

    Sorry at home for holidays.

    February 15, 2013

  • Chris

    It's a shame it's on Easter Steve. I would have loved to do this one but prob away at Mum & Dad's. Concur with Monica's comment though - 'Hope there will be more of these!'

    February 11, 2013

    • Steve

      Thought it would make people feel less guilty about eating too many Easter eggs :-)

      February 11, 2013

    • Chris

      Too true! Looking at the lovely picture, I think this will be really popular - enjoy!

      February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably a yes but the queue for the ice cream is massive lol, great that it's on Easter Saturday.

    February 11, 2013

  • Monica

    Sounds great, unfortunately wont' be able to make it. Hope there will be more of these

    February 11, 2013

    • Steve

      I'm sure there will .... if this goes well :-)

      February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love walking, hopefully will be able to make it. Have only been to one Meetup so far at Number 5 Jazz Bar and really enjoyed it, a lovely, friendly bunch of people.

    February 11, 2013

    • Chris

      Hi Helen, yes - the Jazz bar with no Jazz! Where you been lately? I haven't seen Shelley either since then;-)

      February 11, 2013

  • Chetna

    This sounds great! I'm a maybe at the moment as not quite sure what I'm doing over the Easter weekend. Will confirm soon if ok :)

    February 11, 2013

    • Steve

      Hi. That's fine. You can just update your RSVP when you know. There's no limit on numbers for this, so there's no rush to sign up :-)

      February 11, 2013

  • Lynda T.

    It's Easter so i'll be working, most likely in Dovedale!

    February 11, 2013

    • Steve

      Probably see you there then :-)

      February 11, 2013

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