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arguably the prettiest of the Derbyshire Dales and certainly the most popular Peak District location with an estimated two million visitors per year, is set to hit our television screens this autumn.

Camera crews were on location in the Peak District's most visited dale this month (October) filming scenes for a forthcoming BBC documentary which celebrates the Centenary of the work of the National Trust in Derbyshire by heralding the dawning of a new designation for Dovedale as a National Nature Reserve.

Already designated as a `Site of Special Scientific Interest' owing to it's rich and delicately balanced biodiversity and protected as an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', Dovedale is entirely within the Peak District National Park and is owned mainly by the National Trust.

The National Trust acquired it's first property in Derbyshire exactly 100 years ago when it was gifted the 17th century Market House in Winster in 1906, but Dovedale was not acquired until 1934, when mainly owing to the generosity of landowners Sir Robert and Lady MacDougall, Mr. F. Holmes, and I.C.I. it was gifted to the National Trust along with a proposal to make it Britain's first ever National Park. It was eventually included within the Peak District National Park in 1951.
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