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Dove Stone Reservoir Circular Walk is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near Dobcross, Greater Manchester, England that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 1,663 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

River

Views

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

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Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Parking is pay-and-display, unless you are a Blue Badge holder or RSPB member. Parking cost: 60 pounds/3 hours, or 1.30 pounds for the day.

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Reviews (174)
Photos (459)
Recordings (130)
Completed (230)
Paul Harper
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Amazing walk and views once off the trail around the res, too many people for my liking at the moment with covid 19. The views from indains head are amazing and charnels stone.

Mogoi Laura
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Hiking

We had an amazing walk, even if it rain for a while, the trail is comfortable with amazing views, not crowded, a bit muddy. Tip, the parking is cash o only.

natalie leech
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WalkingBlowdownRocky

decided to pick a very wet and rainy day! so we didn't get many views or pics! still a good day out though

Stuart Lawler
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Hiking

Great hike, ots graded as hard but I'd say it's moderate. Great views over the reservoir and good rock formations, similar to Kinder Scout. Arrive early for parking, its also a little boggy in places!

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Mark Bergin
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Hiking

Loved this. Trail is hard to follow in some places but managed to retain a phone signal so we got back on track OK. We started out for Chew and finished coming down the waterfall/stream to Dovestones. We were glad we took this route as we aren’t sure we would have found the right path from the waterfall/stream (which was the toughest section - clambering over big rocks in some places). Only our second hike (following High Cup Nick in Westmorland) so not sure how it compares with other walks - graded four stars.

Jordan Lowe
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Naeem Iqbal
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Hiking

Great place to have a walk with the children.

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Abby Ellams
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lea padley
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MuddyScramble

lovely walk even though it was raining. Hike up the waterfall was abit dangerous,definitely don't take your kids up there. walk along the top was very close to the edge for my liking but only for around 10 mins. wonderful day for only £1.30 parking.

Bethany Walker
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HikingScramble

Great walk with wonderful views. The waterfall is a bit of a scramble and was fun but be careful. The trinnacle was fantastic. Path was a bit hard to see given the recent fires. Fantastic walk with many options to lengthen or shorten to suit. Make sure to get there early on a weekend/sunny day, by the time we got back at midday on a sunny Sunday the car park was full.

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Megan Haslam
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Evad Tomson
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Stu Astbury
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HikingMuddyScramble

Great hike. Some of the path isn’t too clear so I didn’t stick to the exact one shown. I parked up (£1.30 for the whole day) and walked past the Boat Club, through the metal gate and took the first Right I came to and started from here. After reaching the top which was quite steep and damp (so definitely take your waterproof boots/trainers with you) I walked left around the ridge until you eventually see a hut in the background. Head towards this and you can’t go wrong. Then to get back to the car park, just follow the road back around (no cars go down it usually) I think it’s called Oldham Road. Enjoy!

Kayleigh Hargreaves
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Hiking

Beautiful place to walk. Alot of different trails to go on.

Melissa Houghton
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Great walk - highly recommend. Start with the reservoir on your right so you scramble up the river. We were fortunate enough to go on a fairly clear day providing us with amazing views

Ulai Mawson
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