Greenfield and Dovestone Reservoir

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There is some climbing on this route to reach the reservoirs on the moor, but it is very gradual. Once up at the reservoirs the way is very clear and you may enjoy views of the surrounding crag-bound hills. The walk is suitable for bad weather, as it does not venture beyond well-made or well-trodden tracks and paths.

England - North England - Lancashire - Pennines


Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/01/2020 - Brian Smith

Did this walk today. The start is slightly confusing. I think houses have been built since it was written. We parked free of charge in a small visitor car park on the main road about half way between the King William Pub & the Clarence Hotel. We then just walked down the main road to the roundabout & easily picked out the start of the walk. First half of the walk was great, however as per previous comments shooting was again taking place near the second reservoir and the paths at waypoints 9 & 10 were closed stating 'No Access Shooting Taking Place' a second sign stated shooting regularly takes place between 1st September & 1st February with permission of the farmer. Not sure if it is legal to close a public footpath for private sport but I wasn’t going to argue with a man with a shotgun.

08/01/2017 - Graham Moss

Walked 07/01/2017. Some slight confusion at the start of the walk. Script tells you to look for a bus shelter on the far side of the road after the Clarence Hotel. There is a bus shelter just before the Clarence Hotel then directly after the Hotel is a roundabout. Directly across the roundabout is a boarded up public convenience but no signs of a bus shelter but this is what you are aiming for. Apart from this no problems with navigation. Planned to amend the walk by continuing to Greenfield Reservoir then crossing over to the other side for the return leg. Unfortunately the footpath was closed due to some shooting taking place, apparently this happens regularly at weekends this time of year. On return to Dove Stone Car Park I chose to follow the Oldham Way beck to Greenfield.

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