Peak District – Wild Camping – Dovedale Tarp & Bivvy

In this video I meet up with my friend Rich for an overnighter on a hill above Dovedale, a #MicroAdventure style trip. we met up at Ilam and had a great walk through Dovedale to Milldale and then went for a few beverages at the George Inn at Alstonefield while we waited for the day walking crowds to disperse. At around we 8pm we made our way back to Dovedale and found a fantastic little spot overlooking the dale itself. A great night was had and we awoke to a fantastic display of cloud and mist rolling around down in the valley. After a sharp descent back down we crossed the River Dove (wet feet) before heading back to the cars and off to work.

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Dovedale & Ilam Walk –
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All music by Dean Read. Footage shot with a Canon 550D with an 18-55mm Lens, the night footage and timeless were shot an iPhone 6 Plus and it was all edited in iMovie


3 thoughts on “Peak District – Wild Camping – Dovedale Tarp & Bivvy

  1. I have not waled in South Dovedale for 30 years, I’m sure there wasn’t so many trees on the sides of the Dale back then !


  2. Awesome matey. I normally associate Dove Dale with masses of screaming kids but this couldn’t be further from that! Brilliant. 🙂


    1. Thanks for watching and commenting Jamie, I have the same thoughts about Dovedale but thankfully we managed to avoid all that on this occasion 🙂


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