545 Dove Stone Rocks

On a sunny winter's day the track round Dovestone Reservoir was busy, but the short climb to Dove Stone Rocks gave us a hillside to ourselves. Gold and orange grass gleamed beside dark blue water, while lunching beneath the larch trees it felt just like summer.

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LOCATION: Five miles east of Oldham
START: Dovestone car park, off the A635, toilets
Grid ref: SE013036 Postcode: OL3 7NF
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles (Wheelchair Route 2 miles)
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Chew Brook, Oldham Way, Alderman's Hill, Yeoman Hey Reservoir, Ashway Rocks, Greenfield Reservoir

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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