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Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham OL3, UK

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About Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Reservoir lies at the convergence of the valleys of the Greenfield and Chew Brooks above the village of Greenfield, on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, England. The reservoir is on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It supplies drinking water to the surrounding area and is a tourist attraction, providing several walks amongst picturesque landscapes.



Attractions near Dovestone Reservoir

Huddersfield Narrow Canal3.75km from Dovestone Reservoir

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal scales the Pennines and its summit is the highest stretch of canal in Britain. It is one of those places you HAVE to paddle if you’re into dramatic scenery. Cutting through the rugged hills of the pennies, and weaving through wooded countryside and past historic mills. The canal is a ‘must’ for canal boaters and should be for paddlers too.

Black Hill6.17km from Dovestone Reservoir

Black Hill is a fairly featureless grassy hill to the west of Malham Tarn which has just enough prominence to qualify for the list of Fours. The top of the hill is unmarked by cairn or trig point. The highest point seems to be a very slight but obvious grassy mound on the western side of the top. Black Hill has few of the eroded rocks which are such a feature of Kinder and Bleaklow.

Torside Reservoir6.93km from Dovestone Reservoir

Torside Reservoir is the largest man-made lake in Longdendale in north Derbyshire. It was constructed by John Frederick Bateman between April 1849 and July 1864 as part of the Longdendale chain to supply water from the River Etherow to the urban areas of Greater Manchester.

Wessenden Valley6.97km from Dovestone Reservoir

The Wessenden Valley is a moorland valley nestled amidst the Dark Peak, immediately south of the large village of Marsden in the English county of West Yorkshire. The valley was formed by retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age and continues to be cut by the Wessenden Brook, a tributary of the River Colne.  The valley is occupied by four reservoirs, namely Wessenden Head, Wessenden, Blakeley, and Butterley, the largest.

Longdendale Trail7.63km from Dovestone Reservoir

Longdendale Trail is a beautiful trail that takes you along the route of the old Great Central Manchester Sheffield Railway. It is a very picturesque valley with its five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland. The Trail, which opened in May 1992, forms part of the longer Trans Pennine Trail, NCR 62, that runs from coast to coast across the UK.

Holme Moss7.83km from Dovestone Reservoir

Holme Moss is an iconic British hill climb used in many big races, such as the Tour of Britain and the now defunct Leeds Classic. It is also used in quite a few cyclo sportives, such as the Tour of the Peak, and also hill climbs.

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Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. One of the main attractions in England and atttracts a lot of tourists.