Doveholes is a village in the High Peak District Derbyshire with a population of about 1200 people. The residents either live in the village or on outlying farms in the near surroundings of the village,where there are around six farms and many more within the boundaries of the parish. Evidence of human occupation at Dove holes can be traced back to the Neolithic period, the late Stone Age because of the existence of the henge, known locally as the bullring.

In mediaeval times, the area was used as the royal hunting forest of high Peak, which is now known as peak Forest, an area set aside as a royal hunting forest.