COVID 19 update
Our recreation site car park and toilets will remain open, following Government guidance. We will continue to monitor this.
Please follow social distancing guidelines, stick to the footpath, and keep a 2 metre distance to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.
Please only visit our recreation sites if you are local to the area.
Please only visit with your household, your bubble, or to meet one other person.
Please act responsibly, stay local and stay safe.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.