1. Dove Stone to Diggle

  • Length: 8 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard, mostly uphill
  • Is it suitable for young children: No
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Facilities: On the road (please follow local parking regulations) or at Dove Stone reservoir main car park
    Please note, the car park at Binn Green is closed for essential works.

A circular walk around Dove Stone Reservoir is a popular choice for families but those with walking boots and experience, might instead want to join the Oldham Way and tackle the strenuous climb out of *Binn Green car park to take in fantastic views of Greenfield.

From there it’s a steep and rough track up to the war memorial and the infamous Pots and Pans rock formation then a romp across Peak District moorland, where there are uninterrupted vistas of the valleys below and distant profiles of Manchester and Rochdale.

The footpaths on this route, which connect with the Pennine Way and Marsden Moor Heritage Trail, are sign-posted on the way to Diggle, but it’s easy to get lost without a map, so go prepared.

Image: Dove Stone Reservoir