Hills around Dove Stone Reservoir

Hills around Dovestone Reservoir Walk

Hills around Dove Stone Reservoir Guided Walk

Sunday 2 July 2017


A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide to explore the stunning hills on the south and east side of Dove Stone Reservoir.  Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge.


From the side of Dovestone Reservoir, we follow Chew Road which rises up the hillside towards Chew Reservoir.  We then take a path along the the edge of a broad ridge with amazing views over Dove Stone Reservoir and to the hills beyond, passing Winberry Rocks and the trig point at Alphin Pike.  We then descend into the valley again and pick up a trail that follows the trackbed of an old railway line for about a mile, before we start to climb again, this time onto Board Hill and Alderman's Hill.  We'll pass The Obelisk which is a war memorial, visible from miles around, and if it is a clear day, we'll again enjoy panoramic views over Dove Stone Reservoir and across to the Saddleworth Edges.   


The walk is about 10 1/2 miles/17km with approx 740 metres of ascent.   The ground could be wet and boggy in places and rough and stony in other places.

The cost is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.



  • Fully booked

Meeting Place and Time


We meet at 9:00am ready for a 9:15am start in the car park at Dove Stone Reservoir.  Post code OL3 7NE.  The car park is a Pay & Display and costs £2.50 per day.  The ticket machine only takes coins.  The Google map to the right that you can zoom in and out or marks the spot.  


Unfortunately this walk is difficult to access by public transport.    


Further Information

Essential Information
General information sheet providing advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you on your guided walk.
General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 464.2 KB

Alternative Dates - Private Guiding 

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?