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    Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk

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    4.7 km
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    153 m
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    Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk

    The Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk is a quick 4.7km journey in near Greenfield that will take you around the edge of the reservoir for scenic views across the water. While out on the trail, you will be surrounded by the hilly landscape of the Peak District and walk along the dam that was constructed in 1966. This is an easy-going walk that is suitable for the whole family.

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    Route Description for Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk

    Although it is only a short route, the Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk is a popular activity in the area due to the easy to navigate paths and scenic views of the surrounding Peak District. Setting out from the car park, follow the trail south along the edge of the reservoir and make your way over the spillway. From here, make your way around the southwestern portion of the reservoir and enjoy the amazing views of the nearby hills before passing between the Chew Plantation and Dovestone Reservoir Memorial Forest. Head north and cross over the stream to make your way along the eastern edge of the reservoir, while taking in some pleasant views across the water. When you have reached the dam wall, make your way across on the return portion of the walk that will bring you back to the car park.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk Trailhead

    To reach the car park for the Dovestone Reservoir Dam Walk from Greenfield, make your way east on Manchester Road/A635 for 1.4mi and turn right to enter the car park.

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