Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Dovedale is a location forming the border between Derbyshire and Staffordshire, in the Peak District, and 4 miles from Ashbourne.

Properly, it is the whole valley through which the lovely River Dove flows, but what is normally meant is a specific place, no more than two miles long.

Accessible only on foot from near Ilam, it is partly owned by the National Trust, and admirers in the past have included Dr. Johnson and Izaak Walton.

The stretch closest to the little coach park features famous stepping stones.

Formations along the ravine have names such as The Twelve Apostles, Lion Rock, Viator`s Bridge and Tissington Spires.