Dovedale - 13th April 2008
Date 13th April 2008 Description Dovedale
Start Point Dovedale Car Park Peaks Climbed Bunster Hill 329m
Total Time 2hrs 45min    
Walking Time 1hrs 45min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 00min    
Distance 4.75 miles    
Moving Average 2.7 mph Start Grid Ref SK 14633 50955
Elevation at Start 139 metres Temperature 7-9°C
Total Ascent 333 metres Weather Sun & Cloud
Max Elevation 329 metres Walking With On Own

Dovedale Car Park - Stepping Stones - Lovers Leap - Natural Arch - Pickering Tor - Ilam Rock - Dovedale Wood - Air Cottage - Ilam Tops Farm - Bunster Hill - Dovedale Car Park

A short Sunday morning stroll through a lovely dale close to home. The dale was cast in shadows for much of the walk. It was the first time I had left the dale via Ilam Rock and up through Dovedale Woods. The views from the tops were great. On my return the car park attendant remembered me and wondered if I had enjoyed my walk - which in fact I had indeed.

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Reference Books Used

Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
First person in the Dovedale Car Park
River Dove near Car Park
Izaak Walton Gauging Station Sign
The National Trust - Dovedale
The route down from Bunster Hill
Bridge over River Dove near Car Park
Bridge over River Dove near Car Park
A shaded River Dove in Dovedale
Approaching Stepping Stones - Dovedale
Stepping Stones almost submerged
The path through Dovedale
Looking back to Thorpe Cloud
Tree on side of River Dove
New Spring Blossom
A very frothy river
The path through Dovedale
Twelve Apostles from Lovers Leap
Scree Erosion Control Notice
Burdock along banks of the River Dove
A small waterfall on the River Dove
The Natural Arch near Reynards Cave
Board Walk along narrow part of dale
Board Walk along narrow part of dale
National Trust Tree Felling Notice
Ilam Rock
Bridge over river next to Ilam Rock
Signpost near Ilam Rock
Bridge over river next to Ilam Rock
Pickering Tor from near Ilam Rock
Ilam Rock Sign
Another signpost in Dovedale
Walking up through woods next to Ilam Rock
View from top of path above Ilam Rock
Steep path ascending out of Dovedale
View from top of path above Ilam Rock
Walking through Dovedale Woods
Thorpe Cloud in the distance
Bunster Hill ridge
Bunster Hill Summit
Bunster Hill ridge with Thorpe Cloud
Looking back into Dovedale
Bunster Hill Summit with Thorpe Cloud
Dovedale Car Park from Bunster Hill
Looking back into Dovedale from Bunster Hill
Zooming towards Dovedale path and River Dove from Bunster Hill

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