DOVERIDGE is a friendly little village tucked away off the main A50 route, making it popular with commuters wanting a quiet and picturesque place to live.
With plenty to attract young families including a playgroup, small primary school and children’s playground, the village also appeals to the older generation wanting to make the most of their retirement.
The village itself has around 1,500 residents, and there are plenty of social groups to get involved in, whether it’s the WI, bowls club or even a spot of bell ringing; all welcome new members with open arms.
Legend has it that Robin Hood was married to Maid Marian under the old yew tree in the pretty churchyard of St Cuthbert’s, and a short walk away is the famous walk-way suspension bridge over the River Dove.
The village is also home to the Cavendish Arms, a pub with a menu of freshly cooked food, a working men’s club with regular live bands and entertainment and a small post office with cafe - a very popular meeting place in the summer for locals to gather for a chat.