Dove (dŭv) [key], river, c.40 mi (60 km) long, rising in the Pennines, Derbyshire, central England, and flowing S and SE to the River Trent near Burton upon Trent. It forms much of the Derbyshire-Staffordshire boundary. Its watercourse was a haunt of Izaak Walton and still provides fishing. The rocky and wood-bordered Dovedale, below Hartington, is celebrated by artists and poets.
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