Recreation in Saddleworth
Leisure Attractions
Dovestone Reservoir

This 100 acre reservoir on the A635 road to Holmfirth from Greenfield is on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

There is a circular path all around the reservoir which gives good wheelchair access, and is a very popular place to walk. You can also venture onto the moors and the hills and enjoy the stunning scenery. On sunny days you will see children paddling at one edge of the reservoir or jumping from rock to rock in the streams that feed into the reservoir.

The reservoir also hosts the Dovestone Sailing Club and the dinghies bring bright splashes of colour to the reservoir, especially at weekends and in the summer evenings.

Sheep graze freely on the hills, and the lambs remind us when spring time (finally!) reaches Saddleworth.

Life for a Life Scheme
North West Water has donated some of its land at Dovestone to the “Life for a Life” scheme where trees, indigenous to the local area, are planted in memory of deceased loved ones. Upon payment of the appropriate fee, a tree, chosen from English Oak, Mountain Ash, Silver Birch or Scots Pine is planted and maintained, along with a small plaque. As well as providing much appreciated funds for the Royal Oldham Scanner Appeal, beautiful managed forests are being created.

The Life for a Life Scheme is also available in other areas. To find out more about the various sites, the charities that benefit, tree and bench prices, how to order and further contact details,
or telephone: 0161 627 8413
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