How Long Does It Take To Walk Dovedale Stepping Stones?

The Ilam Dovedale circular walk has got to be one of my favourites in the Peak District. Pretty easy to complete at just over 4 miles with loads of points of interest along the way. This one gets really busy on a sunny day in certain areas but mainly it’s pretty easy to avoid the crowds.

How do you get to Dovedale stepping stones?

Start at Ilam Park and walk away from the hall and towards the surfaced footpath by Ilam church. Look out for the shafts of two 1,000-year-old Saxon crosses in the churchyard. Continue on the path into the village. In the distance you will see Thorpe Cloud, the large flat topped hill.

What is Dovedale stepping stones?

Dovedale stepping stones are located only about 0.5 miles from Dovedale car park and they’re easily accessible through two footpaths that run along both sides of the River Dove.

How busy is Dovedale get?

Please be aware that this area is very popular on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, with Ilam Park and Dovedale car park often being full by 9am on busy days.

Can you walk around Carsington Water?

This is a circular walk, about 13.5km, around Carsington Water in Derbyshire, not far from Ashbourne. You can optionally follow the route all the way around the shore of Carsington Water, or break off at the northern end to visit Carsington Village. …

How long does the Tissington Trail take?

WALK HIGHLIGHTS: Open views whilst cycling along both the High Peak and Tissington Trails. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE: Without kids this would be a 1 hour cycle, but we took about 2.5 hours with stops along the way. ACCESSIBILTY: traffic free and mostly gravel.

Where do you park to walk in Mam Tor?

Where to park for Mam Tor?

  • Mam Nick car park, Hope Valley, S33 8WA.
  • Castleton visitor centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, S33 8WN.
  • Barber Booth car park, Barber Booth, Hope Valley, S33 7ZL.
  • Edale village car park, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZQ.
  • Hope train station, Station Road, Hope, Hope Valley, S33 6RR.

Can you cycle Dovedale?

1 answer. Thanks for your question. There is only a public footpath beside the river in Dovedale, so cycling is not permitted. The Tissington Trail nearby is a popular cycling trail that may be of interest to you though.

Can you ride a road bike on the Tissington Trail?

The traffic-free Tissington Trail is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This 13-mile trail is mostly flat and traffic-free, making it ideal for family days out and beginner cyclists. There’s plenty to see en route as you pass through the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Dales.

Can you walk the Tissington Trail?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction. The High Peak and Tissington Trails were formerly the Cromford and High Peak and the Ashbourne to Buxton railway lines. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse on the trails all year round.

Can you walk all the way around Ladybower Reservoir?

This is a gentle, circular Ladybower Reservoir walk and pram friendly. Indeed, the well-surfaced paths all the way round make it perfect for families looking for a longer Peak District walk with a pram or buggy.

How many miles is the walk around Carsington Water?

The distance around the reservoir is approximately 8 miles. To help you make the most of your visit please use this outline guide. We ask that you keep to marked paths so as not to disturb sensitive wildlife habitats.

How far is it around Rutland Water?

The Macmillan Way is a 290 mile route from Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset, and was originally developed to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised over £350,000 to date. It was opened as a fully signed and waymarked route in 1996. This route passes the south banks of Rutland Water.

How many stepping stones does Dovedale have?

Rather than build a bridge, the good folk of Dovedale instead decided to lay down a series of stepping stones across a shallow section of the wooded ravine. Silly little stepping stones wouldn’t suffice, however, so they laid around 16 large, flat rocks across the river.

Why is Dovedale famous?

Dovedale is renowned for its beautiful rock formations, created by water, ice and wind erosion over the millennia. Some of the exposed limestone has formed magnificent structures, towering above the valley floor.

Is Dovedale worth visiting?

Dovedale is one of the places to visit when in the Peak district and it is easy to see why, even in late October. The riverside walk is very pleasant and, of course you have to walk over the stepping stones.

Is Dovedale pushchair friendly?

Walking alongside the River Dove

On the left, the path is paved and smooth, and ideal for pushchairs. Alternatively, you can cross over the footbridge and walk along the rougher path.

Is Dovedale wheelchair friendly?

Walk details

There are no accessible rooms in the hotel, but the bar and restaurant have been made accessible by portable ramps at the main entrance.

How far does the Tissington Trail go?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay (53.1706°N 1.7828°W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196°N 1.7397°W) in the south.

What is there to do at Tissington Trail?

Things to Do near Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail

  • Tissington Hall. #2 of 3 things to do in Tissington. …
  • Edward and Vintage. #1 of 3 things to do in Tissington. …
  • St Mary’s Church. #3 of 3 things to do in Tissington. …
  • Glass at the Barn. …
  • Alton Towers Theme Park. …
  • Dovedale Stepping Stones. …
  • Dovedale. …
  • Ilam Park.

Is the Tissington Trail Circular?

Tissington to Parwich Circular Walk is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Is the Tissington Trail tarmac?

The surface is tarmac although very bumpy with a short section of quiet road between Wetton and Ecton. The road section between Mapleton and Waterhouses is very hilly and would be considered quite strenuous, as is the section between Pilsbury and Parsley Hay.