Walks - Saddleworth Villages

Dovestones Circular Walk - Map and route details

The walk starts at the Footpath sign at the side of Tanners Yard, Greenfield. You can safely park here. The path initially follows the private road towards Greenfield Brewery  but soon becomes a footpath following Chew Brook on your left.

Dovestones Circular Walk Map Section - Saddleworth Villages




Carry on along this track. This stretch can be muddy after rain. If you are lucky you may spot a kingfisher looking for a meal. The stream here contains many fish, including trout. You will eventually cross a footbridge and arrive at a path T-junction, turn right here.

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The path now continues uphill towards the old workers cottages on Bradbury’s Lane. The cottages were known as 40 Row being back to back with 20 one side and 20 the other side. Below to your left are the old mill buildings belonging to Fletchers Greenfield Paper Mills. On both sides, and above, are magnificent views of the hills around Dovestones.

Dovestones Circular Walk Paper Mill - Saddleworth Villages

Fletchers Greenfield Paper Mills

At the top of the path turn left and continue in front of the old workers cottages on Bradbury’s Lane.

Dovestones Circular Walk Map Section 5l - Saddleworth Villages

You will soon arrive at Dovestones Reservoir. Take the right hand route round the reservoir. Good paths all the way round and lots of opportunities to extend the route.

Dovestones Circular Walk Dovestones Winter - Saddleworth Villages

Dovestones in winter

Dovestones Circular Walk Dovestones Summer - Saddleworth Villages

Dovestones in summer

When you arrive back at the dam end of Dovestones the return route is down the private lane off  Bank Lane

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This last section of the walk along Chew Brook valley was once a thriving industrial area with many local people employed here. It now provides a very pleasant end to our walk.

Dovestones Circular Walk private lane 1 - Saddleworth Villages

Exit lane through gate

We hope you enjoy the walk.

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