Exploring Britain’s most beautiful river: how locals are working to protect the River Dove

Take a stroll along a Peak District river in the company of Andrew Griffiths and meet local people with a passion for protecting their local – and very famous – waterway

The river Dove runs parallel to a footpath in a junction between Biggin Dale and Wolfscote Dale in the White Peak District at summertime, Derbyshire, England.

The Peak District’s River Dove is arguably Britain’s loveliest river – but it faces many threats. Andrew Griffiths meets the people working to protect this famous waterway and its history

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Tranquil river scene on the River Dove
One of the River Dove’s controversial weirs. Getty Images