- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
Dovedale on The River Dove.
The first 200 words of this essay...
The River Dove rises on the eastern side of Axe Edge and flows almost southwards to the boundary of the Peak, forming the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire for the whole of its length. The river is renowned as one of the most beautiful in the area, if not in the country, and is a famous trout-fishing river, immortalised by Izaak Walton in his book 'The Compleat Angler' - written when visiting his friend Charles Cotton at Beresford Hall near Hartington.
Axe Edge is a high gritstone moor, and the river plunges steeply down to arrive at the limestone rock near Hollinsclough. Around it the hills rear up around it in weird shapes as they are the remains of ancient coral reefs.
The Dove flows on through the tiny hamlet of Crowdecote and past Pilsbury and Sheen to reach Hartington and begin the section which has made it famous.
Below Hartington is Beresford Dale, where the river enters the narrow gorge where Walton and Cotton fished. This is the most intimate stretch of the Dove, with the river hemmed in by steep cliffs and heavily wooded slopes which tower over it, while the stream
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Hydrology & Fluvial Geomorphology (view all)
- How does Loughton Brook change as it moves downstream?
- Flooding on the river Lea is a natural phenomenon which need...
- Interpretation of why average velocity changes with distance...
- Describe the main features of a mirror meander. Explain, by ...
- Describe and explain the physical and human causes of floodi...
- To what extent should cold environments to be considered as ...
- List of River Valley Projects in India.
- Compare and comment on the flood management approaches in tw...
- Discus to the extent to which you believe Carlisle floods 20...
- Assess the costs and benefits of one river management scheme...
""Nikolay. Business Studies. BTEC Student.
""Gemma Haysman. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths. GCSE Student.