THE RIVER DOVE in Derbyshire has been attracting visitors for centuries. Today, protected as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', Dovedale is still one of the most visited tourist sites in Britain. But just twelve miles upstream, where the Dove rises on Axe Edge Moor near Buxton, the scene couldn't be more different. Jayne Darbyshire takes the reader on a journey along the entire length of the Dove, as she winds from desolate gritstone moors through spectacularly carved limestone dales, past the bustling market town of Ashbourne to her eventual confluence with the Trent. This beautifully illustrated and informative book allows the reader to submerge themselves in the vast wealth of history, folklore and outstanding beauty that lies along the Dove.
Jayne Darbyshire was born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire in 1960. She began writing about local history and country living by contributing a series of features to `The Lady' magazine. She now writes a bi-monthly column for `The Green Parent' and a monthly local history article for the Derbyshire lifestyle magazine `Reflections' as well as contributing articles to various other country living and lifestyle magazines. She lives near Matlock, Derbyshire.