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Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valley
Introduction to Walk 3131

Photo from the walk - Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valley

Nat Park - Peak District - Dovedale Manifold Valley

County/Area - Staffordshire & Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 1.6 miles / 2.6 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 1 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy

Easy Dove Valley walk in the Peak District to the summit of Thorpe Cloud. This is an ideal short hike for children and grand-children with spare energy! The path includes some easy sections of easy scrambling and the views from top, even for children, are excellent. There are also a number of places perfect for a picnic. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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