6 great walks near the River Dove
PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:47 17 January 2020
The River Dove is a major feature of the south-western Peak District, these walks from our archive take in sections of this major waterway.
One of the most iconic features of the River Dove are the stepping stones at Dovedale, this walk takes in other famous landmarks such as Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill.
Norbury and Ellastone
This circular walk starts out from Ellastone on the Staffordshire side of the River Dove before crossing over to Norbury in Derbyshire and then heading home back over the Dove.
Set off from Mapleton in the Derbyshire Dales before crossing the Dove from east to west over the Hanging Bridge before circumnavigating Mayfield.
This walk, tucked away among limestone hills on the county border, initially descends to the Dove down a quiet lane to the picture postcard village of Milldale. After a riverside wander the ascent up Hall Dale before ending the walk by following an ancient path with scenic views.
This walk is an undulating amble through a succession of fields and stiles to Sheen followed by the heady heights of Sheen Hill before descending an old packhorse route to finish with a gentle wander on a very quiet gated road amid a scenic landscape beside the meandering Dove.
You may have heard of the famous Mapleton Bridge Jump into the River Dove that takes place every New Year's Day, it's actually called Okeover Bridge and it's one of the many landmarks on this pleasant stroll.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.