Dovedale Walk

Dovedale Walk

I thought that it was time we did this walk again! The last time we went, there was snow on the ground ..... but hopefully there won't be this time :-)

Meet in the car park at 1pm (this is a privately owned car park and you will need to pay to park your car).

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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 approx 6.5 miles (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, appropriate clothing for the weather and something to drink are advisable.

This event will be weather dependent.... 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 the day before. We will meet here at Midday

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

We will most likely go and find a pub somewhere afterwards for some much needed refreshment :-)

As Dovedale welcomes dogs on leads, I am going to make this one a "dog friendly" walk.  However, please note:

Dogs must be well-behaved and on a lead. Some people  may not like dogs, so please respect this.

(If anyone has a particular problem with this, please send me a private message)

As with any DS event, all those taking part in a walk are responsible for their own safety at all times.

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  • Gary

    Nice day & company ~ thanks Steve

    July 7, 2014

  • Vikram

    Nice place and lovely walk, thanks Steve for organising

    July 5, 2014

  • Duncan

    Lovely walk, great weather and good company.

    July 5, 2014

  • Diane

    Lovely afternoon. Thanks Steve for arranging the walk and the weather!

    July 5, 2014

  • Anne h.

    Sorry i am unable to come now. Friends have turned up just as i was about to leave. They live in york and i have not seen them for a while. They are staying with relatives in notts. Gutted, i was looking forward to this. Have a lovely walk.

    July 5, 2014

  • Martin

    I'll drive direct from uttoxeter

    July 5, 2014

  • Gary

    Details of Derby meetup for Dovedale would be appreciated please

    July 5, 2014

    • Steve

      I have just sent you an e-mail :-)

      July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to say my back isn't up to this today - hope to join you next time :(

    July 5, 2014

  • Sian

    Sorry Steve, have pulled something training for next week's triathlon, so suffering hip/knee pain and don't want to make it worse, so going to have a couple of days rest. Enjoy the walk, it's one of my favourites!

    July 4, 2014

  • Steve

    It seems that the weather will get better as the day goes on tomorrow after a wet start, so we will revert to the original start time of 1pm - for meeting in the car park at at Dovedale :-)

    July 4, 2014

    • Steve

      If you want to meet in Derby, please e-mail me after you have rsvp'd :-)

      July 4, 2014

  • Steve

    As always, I will check the forecast on Friday afternoon/evening and post an update here. At the moment it's looking like only the morning may be wet, so I may adjust the start time to suit the forecast :-)

    July 2, 2014

  • Lesley

    I would have loved to join this with my 'well behaved" whippet but unfortunately will be away that weekend. Thanks for organising Steve - Hope you all have a great walk (in the sunshine!!)

    June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great walk.

    June 11, 2014

    • Steve

      It is :-)

      June 13, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry got my daughters that weekend

    1 · June 10, 2014

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