Christmas in England 2006
DAY 16: Saturday 6 January
Dovedale is the most famous, and the most visited, place in the Peak District. It is a broad, flat river valley, cut through a range of hills and offers some wonderful scenery. The walking trail through the valley is more of a highway. Parts are sealed and in most places groups can walk 5 or 6 abreast. But this is understandable when over 1 million people walk through here each year. It is no wonder too, that the locals have made an art of the car park and food amenities at each end. Parking at 3 pounds, times about 300,000 cars is a tidy income.....
Dovedale when we reached it was in flood - not surprising given the rain of the previous days. The Stepping Stones were under water so we had to walk up the true left bank to reach the start of the trail. The weather remained cool and heavily overcast, and only when we were nearly back to the car did it turn to rain. But it was a pleasant walk and we well-deserved the cup of tea from the Thermos when we returned.
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