River Dove, Derbyshire

River Dove, Derbyshire

name = Dove (Derbyshire & Staffordshire)
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image_caption = The traditional source of the River Dove (gbmappingsmall|SK031684), nowadays usually dry
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region = Staffordshire
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district = Beresford Dale
district1 = Wolfscote Dale
district2 = Milldale
district3 = Dovedale
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length = 72
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source_name = Dove Head
source_location = Axe Edge Moor
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source_region = Peak District
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source_country = England

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The River Dove is the principal river of the south-western Peak District, in the East Midlands of England and is around 65 km / 40 miles in length. It rises on Axe Edge Moor near Buxton and flows generally south to its confluence with the River Trent at Newton Solney. For most of its way it forms the boundary between the counties of Staffordshire (to the west) and Derbyshire (to the east). The river meanders past Longnor and Hartington and cuts through a set of stunning limestone gorges, Beresford Dale, Wolfscote Dale, Milldale and Dovedale. [cite web
title=The Peak District National Park - Fact Zone 8. Dovedale and the Dove Valley

The river is a famous trout stream. Charles Cotton's Fishing House, which was the inspiration for Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler", [cite web
title=BBC - Radio 4 - The Philosopher, Fish and the Dove
] stands in the woods by the river near Hartington.


From Hartington to its confluence with the River Manifold at Ilam, the river flows through a series of scenic limestone valleys, known collectively as Dovedale. Dovedale is also particularly used for the name of that section between the stepping stones under Thorpe Cloud and Milldale. The Dovedale gorge is considered so scenic that it attracts a million visitors a year. [cite web
title=Dovedale - Dovedale in Derbyshire and the Peak District
] Good riverside paths make the whole route accessible to walkers.

Much of the dale is in the ownership of the National Trust, being part of their South Peak Estate. Dovedale itself was acquired in 1934, with successive properties being added until 1938, and Wolfscote Dale in 1948. Dovedale was declared a National Nature Reserve in 2006.

Dovedale's attractions include rock pillars such as Ilam Rock, [cite web
title=Walks in The Peak District - Dove Dale and Wolfscote Dale walk
] Viator's Bridge, and the limestone carvings Lovers' Leap and Reynard's Cave. [cite web
title=National Trust | Ilam Park | Dovedale

ee also

*Rivers of the United Kingdom
*List of rivers of England


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