Spring slowly comes to Dovedale…..

Deep in the limestone valley known as Dovedale, the sun has yet to search out the new growth of spring. The River Dove spills gently over the stones, its crystal clear waters providing a home for a few Brown Trout…. after all this is the River Dove of Izaak Walton’s, book The Compleat Angler (1653) fame.

I could tell you that Dovedale is in Derbyshire….or I could say it was in Staffordshire.  Both would be correct as the River Dove marks the boundary between the two counties.  The picture on the left with the limestone tower of Pickering Tor high above the Dove, is taken from the Staffordshire bank of the river. The other image with the crystal clear waters of the Dove flowing below Ravens Tor is shot from the Derbyshire bank. 

Wherever you are in this world…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

20th April

(C) David Oakes 2021


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