DOVEDALE - (19/12/04)

Today's photos are from a short walk through Dovedale, Derbyshire. You can find Dovedale to the north west of Ashbourne, it is also close to the National Trust's Ilam Estate. The weather today was dry, sunny and cold with temperatures reaching a maximum of 3˚C.

The Limestone gorge that the river Dove flows through is a quiet place today; winter can be the best time of year to enjoy places like the idyllic river Dove, it can get stupidly busy around here in the height of summer.
Some of the stepping stones that cross the river were partially flooded today but were still just passable by the brave/foolhardy* who didn't mind wet feet. (*delete as appropriate).
Caves such as Dove Holes and Reynard's Cave can be spotted just off the main path; the caves and strange rock sculptures of Dovedale were created by water and wind erosion over millions of years.
A stream runs into the Dove from a cave in the photo on the left above. The river is thought of as one of the most beautiful in the country, it is 45 miles in length flowing from Axe Edge towards the River Trent.


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