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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.
Open at all times.
Entrance to the reserve is free. Parking is free for RSPB members, but there is a parking charge for non-members.
There are lots of natural areas to play and explore, but no formal facilities. Some events will include family activities like quizzes or trails.
Dogs are allowed anywhere. We would request that they are kept on a lead, as most of the reserve comprises of working sheep farms.
Celebrate a life well-lived, a new beginning or remember someone who loves nature by planting a tree in our Celebration Wood at Dove Stone reserve.
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