Dove stone reservoir

Dove Stone is situated in the Peak District National Park, east of Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne on Saddleworth Moor. To the north is Diggle and Uppermill, and the A635 runs to the west of the reservoirs.

In Dove Stone valley there are four reservoirs. Yeoman Hey is the oldest reservoir, constructed in 1880. All the reservoirs supply water to the outskirts of Manchester.

Chew, the most southerly, was, at the time of its construction in 1914, the highest reservoir in the British Isles - 1600ft above sea level. A tramway was constructed to transport material to the site. Some of the original tramway bed is still visible.

Dove Stone valley is surrounded by bleak moorland and high outcrops of rock giving it a magnificent panoramic view of the southern Pennines.

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  • Dove Stone Reservoir
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Dove Stone is situated in the Peak District National Park, east of Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne on Saddleworth Moor. To the north is Diggle and Uppermill, and the A635 runs to the west of the reservoirs.

Opening times: all day, every day.

Reservoir safety

Reservoir safety

Every year, people are injured or die while swimming in reservoirs. Stay safe, stay out.

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Accessibility at Dove Stone

This short film was produced by Experience Community and includes helpful advice for those with mobility problems and families with buggies visiting Dove Stone.

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