Dovedale, spectacular limestone gorge between Derbyshire and Staffordshire
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud
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How to get there
take the A515 Buxton road out of Ashbourne and turn left to Thorpe after 2km. Follow the road through Thorpe, cross the bridge over the River Dove and turn right to the privately owned car park (charge of approximately 2). To reach Milldale, continue north about 10km from Ashbourne and turn left to Alstonefield. After crossing the river, turn left again to Milldale. Restricted pay and display parking.
By Bus: the 443 bus from Ashbourne will take you to past the Thorpe Cloud and the entrance to Dovedale. The 441 bus from Hartington goes to Milldale at the top end of Dovedale - this connects with the 442 Buxton-Ashbourne bus.
When is it open?
National Trust access land. No restrictions.
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