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Dovestone, Yeoman Hey & Greenfield Reservoirs – Oldham

Dovestone, Yeoman Hey & Greenfield Reservoirs are three beautifully set reservoirs at the foot of the Pennines in Saddleworth with stunning scenery and backdrops.

Walk starts at Dovestone Reservoir. Stick to the left side of the reservoir and you’ll come across all three.

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To get to the top you can either climb the water stream that you’ll see at the end of Greenfield Reservoir (this is where you’ll find the waterfall but can be quite challenging so be careful).

If you want an easier route, you’ll see the entrance to the path on the right side of Dovestone Reservoir (when you get to the end of it).

Either way it’s well worth going to the top for some great views.

Dovestone, Yeoman Hey & Greenfield Reservoirs Information

Location: Dovestone, Yeoman Hey & Greenfield Reservoirs, Greenfield, Oldham, OL3 7NE 📍

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

Sat Nav: OL3 7NE 

Walk Distance: 5-6 miles

Time: 2-3 hours

Cost: Free

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

Dogs/Kids: Both. Accessible for prams and wheelchairs around the reservoir, they won’t be able to see the cliff on the first pic.

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


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