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Huddersfield Narrow Canal
3.75km 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.
6.17km 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.
6.93km 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.
6.97km 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.
7.63km 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.
7.83km 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.
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Canal & River Trust
8.49km from Dovestone Reservoir
Standedge Tunnel is the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in Britain! Situated midway along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the tunnel takes the canal under the high Pennine spine of Northern England between Marsden in the Colne Valley and Diggle in Saddleworth. A highlight of a visit to Tunnel End is a boat ride into the tunnel. The rides start from Tunnel End Cottages at the tunnel mouth and go about 500 metres into the tunnel.
National Trust - Marsden Moor Estate
8.65km from Dovestone Reservoir
Marsden Moor is a stunning, windswept upland moor that is home to a variety of birds and wildlife. It is looked after by the National Trust. The estate covers 2,429 ha (5,685 acres) of unenclosed common moorland and almost surrounds Marsden.
8.96km from Dovestone Reservoir
Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages. With no permanent displays and four temporary galleries to fill, Gallery Oldham has one of the busiest exhibition programs in the region. Exhibitions mix touring shows with work from the gallery's own collection of art, social history, and natural history.
Portland Basin Museum
9.76km from Dovestone Reservoir
Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family. The Museum takes full advantage of its position, with boat trips starting from the Museum waterfront, and mooring for visiting boats. including restored wooden narrow boats.
Daisy Nook Country Park
10.13km from Dovestone Reservoir
Daisy Nook Country Park is 40 hectares of varied landscape in the heart of the Medlock Valley. The park is a great habitat for wildlife and bird-spotting - with an abundance of creatures from great-spotted woodpeckers and owls, to foxes and squirrels. During the Victorian period, Daisy Nook Country Park was a popular spot for families and couples to enjoy canal-side walks, boat rides and picnics by the river.
10.37km from Dovestone Reservoir
Snake Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 510m above sea level, located between Manchester and Sheffield in Northern England. The pass is traversed by the A57 road. Snake Pass has a poor accident record compared with roads in the UK generally, although more favorable compared with other roads in the area. It is regularly closed in winter because of snow and has seen several longer-term closures owing to subsidence following heavy rain.
10.9km from Dovestone Reservoir
Bleaklow is a high, largely peat-covered, gritstone moorland, just north of Kinder Scout, across the Snake Pass, in the Derbyshire High Peak near the town of Glossop. It is one of three summits on this plateau above 2,000 feet, the others being Bleaklow Stones, some 1.9 miles to the east along an indefinite ridge, and Higher Shelf Stones. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some good times here.
13.71km from Dovestone Reservoir
The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.
13.76km from Dovestone Reservoir
Hollingworth Lake is a man-made lake which spans 118 acres. It was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal during the 19th century. The lake was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal, but developed as a tourist resort from the 1860s, and became known as the Weighver's Seaport.
13.83km from Dovestone Reservoir
Blackstone Edge is a gritstone escarpment rising to 1549 feet above sea level in the South Pennine hills, surrounded by moorland on the boundary between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire in northern England. With a summit peaking at 349m, Blackstone Edge is ideally situated to capture the winds that blow across the Pennines, and the three turbines generate enough electricity to power an estimated 4,544 homes.
Etherow Country Park
13.85km from Dovestone Reservoir
Etherow Country Park lies at the heart of the Etherow/Goyt Valley and was one of Britain's first country parks. It's one of the most widely visited parks in Stockport. Its 240 acres of greenspace offers a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The River Etherow flows through the park which is the source for the lakes and was originally used as a reservoir to power the water wheel; which in turn provided motorized power for the cotton mill.
Peak Forest Canal
15.06km from Dovestone Reservoir
The Peak Forest Canal is one of Britain’s most scenic waterways, running through the magnificent landscape to the edge of the Peak District. The main objective of the canal was to improve the transportation of bulk manufactured goods and raw materials, particularly limestone from the quarries at Dove Holes, high up in the Peak Forest.
15.24km from Dovestone Reservoir
Beaumont Park is a suburb of Huddersfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England that is located between Netherton, Crosland Moor, and Lockwood. Housing in this district located around the periphery of a medium size forest and park recreation known as dungeon wood, which was bequeathed to the people of Huddersfield in 1879 Bomonti Whitley property Frederick Henry Beaumont, for recreational purposes. Near the park is the Beagle woods, which is a popular place for pedest
Reddish Vale Country Park
15.34km from Dovestone Reservoir
Reddish Vale Country park spans 161 hectares along the River Tame in the heart of Stockport. It provides a green corridor linking the town centre with Denton in Tameside, and Woodley. The Vale has recently been designated as a Local Nature Reserve and features a new butterfly park. There are walks, cycle tracks and bridleways that connect with the Goyt-Etherow, Saddleworth and Longdendale trails.
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Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham OL3, UK
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.