This is a challenging 2.5 mile long circular route around Dove Stone Reservoir, which is owned by United Utilities and managed in partnership with the RSPB. The reservoir is located just outside the village of Greenfield, off Holmfirth Road (A635) in the Peak District National Park.
The paths on the route vary in condition and quality, ranging from smooth tarmac surfaces to rough gravel. There are also some steep inclines, which some people may require assistance with, especially if they use a manual wheelchair. The film was made in September 2014 and the wheelchair adaptation is a FreeWheel that allows the user to access rougher terrain through lifting the wheelchair’s front casters off of the ground.
The car park has 4 disabled parking spaces and there is a toilet block with a disabled WC. A RADAR Key is required for the toilet and for fully opening some gates on the reserve. When the weather is nice, there is a van that sells hot snacks and drinks and there is also an ice cream van. There are several benches for people to use in the car park and along the walk as well as a picnic area.
Experience Community organise guided group walks at this reservoir where participants can use a FreeWheel, for further information please contact us.
For further information about the RSPB’s conservation work and the species you can see, please visit the RSPB Dove Stone Reservoir webpage. Don’t forget to join the RSPB if you enjoy this walk, if you see a RSPB Ranger at Dove Stone, please ask them for further details – if you join while there, a percentage of your membership fee will go directly towards their work at this wonderful reserve!