River Dove

River Dove

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A principal river of the Peak District National Park, the River Dove is probably most famous for the stepping stones across it at Dovedale.

This 45-mile stretch of river actually offers much more than stepping stones and a great view of Thorpe Cloud.

Rising in the moors near Buxton, the river flows south, almost tracing the border the whole way down between Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

It meanders past Hartington and it’s famous old cheese shop, before cutting through several of the Dales including Dovedale. It then enters the River Trent.

The upper reaches of the River Dove tend to be very shallow and environmentally sensitive, so largely unsuitable for paddling. It is also a popular river for flyfishing.

The lower section, beyond Sudbury has a series of weirs where care must be taken.