Walks suitable for children in the Peak District

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Walks suitable for children in the Peak District

PostPosted by GoingLarge » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:19 pm

Doves Dovestone Reservoir
Difficulty level 2/5 (Suitable for wheelchair users)
Access off the A635.
Public Toilets YES


Dovestone Reservoir, only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Oldham and Manchester. The reservoir is situated just outside the village of Greenfield in Saddleworth on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

We arrived mid morning parking close to the start of the walk near the reservoirs edge. When we arrived there were still ample parking spaces available. We headed off to walk around the reservoir. The walk is generally level for the best part of the way around. It is possible to complete the walk in around 40 minutes walking at a brisk pace but we were walking with small children so it took around an hour to complete. There are a number of extended walks of varying degree of difficulty and length from the same starting point. The extended walks are unsuitable for disabled access.

There is ample parking but it is advisable to arrive early especially during the school holidays when it can get busy.

There are public convenience facilities but like most public toilets best used in emergency only!

Please take litter home with you. The reservoir is home to various wildlife.

Tell us what you think of this walk or give details of other walks in the Peak District?
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