Dove Stone reservoir
Dove Stone reservoir lies east of Oldham and north east of Ashton-under-Lyne. It is situated in the Peak District National Park and is surrounded by moorland, outcrops and a panoramic view of the southern pennines. Dove Stone reservoir was constructed in 1967. It sits beneath Greenfield and Yeoman Hey reservoirs, which were constructed in the late 19th century.
During World War 1 the Waterworks Board offered the house for use as a hospital. For the more adventurous there are activities such as sailing and orienteering. For those that are after a more leisurely experience, there are easy, flat paths around the three reservoirs, all offering up stunning views of the water and surrounding moorland. Wildlife lovers might be lucky enough to spot mountain hares and birds such as Curlew and Peregrine.