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Dovestone Reservoir – Oldham

Dovestone Reservoir is a spectacular area located on the edge of Oldham and the Peak District National Park, the area is popular with visitors and for family days out.

Great walk for all. Well pathed so easily done with a pram/ wheelchair. When we got to the choppy stream there was a (locked) gate we jumped over to continue the path up the stream and that’s where you find the big ‘water slide’.

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The path continues onto Yeoman Hey Reservoir but it was closed so I don’t know any information.

Walk can be made as short as 2 miles and as long as you want.

Plenty to do and see here.

Dovestone Reservoir Information

Location: Dovestone Reservoir, Greenfield, Oldham, OL3 7NE 📍

Drive: Between 1hr 10 – 1hr 20 from Liverpool

Sat Nav: OL3 7NE (Takes you straight there. You’ll see the car park before you reach destination)

Walk Distance: 2-3 miles

Time: 2-3 hours

Cost: Free

Parking: 2hrs – £1. 4hrs £2. All day – £4.

Dogs/Kids: Both. Accessible for prams and wheelchairs

Please be advised we visited here in December 2020 so some details and information may of changed since our visit.


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