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About Dove Stone

Springtime at Dovestones

Image: Tim Simpson

A landscape that will take your breath away. Towering hills, sheer rock faces, swathes of open moorland, a picturesque reservoir - that's Dove Stone, the northern gateway to the Peak District National Park.

Walking, climbing, running, playing, cycling and even sailing. If you're into adrenalin-pumping activity or simply want to chill out surrounded by amazing wildlife, streams, waterfalls and woodland, then Dove Stone is a must.

At this stunning site, we're working with United Utilities to bring benefits for people, water and wildlife.

Opening times

Open at all times.

Entrance charges

Entrance to the reserve is free. Parking is free for RSPB members, but there is a parking charge for non-members.

Information for families

There are lots of natural areas to play and explore, but no formal facilities. Some events will include family activities like quizzes or trails.

Information for dog owners

Dogs are allowed anywhere. We would request that they are kept on a lead, as most of the reserve comprises of working sheep farms.

Memorial Wood

Celebrate a life well-lived and remember someone who loved nature by planting a tree in our beautiful Memorial Wood at Dove Stone reserve.

Find out more

Contact us

  • Tel: 01457 819880

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.529355,-1.981482
  • Postcode: OL3 7NE
  • Grid reference: SE013036
  • Nearest town: Mossley, Greater Manchester
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • Country: England

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