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

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