One of the pleasures of coming to the Dovedale Literary Festival is the pleasure of being in Dovedale itself:  the view across the valley of the River Dove over the hill from Cheadle with clouds settling in the valley;  the walk over the fields to Ilam in the morning;  walking up Dovedale;  and looking across the valley to Hazelton Clump:-








4 thoughts on “Dovedale

  1. Yes, it is baffling that the Staffordshire Moorlands remain ill-considered and , relatively, unknown when Dovedale and the Manifold Valley are so beautiful. Thank you for drawing attention to them.

  2. Joan says:

    Is that Ilam Hall Youth Hostel in your second photo? We’ve had some good family holidays staying there. It’s a bit damp and spartan but atmospheric and in a great location.

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