Dove Stones


A gateway to the uplands which encircle the waters of the Dove Stone. Sailing club traffic on a section of the route. RADAR key needed for the gate.

Access for Many & Some

Distance: 1.2km and 3km for the loop

Nearest Facilities: Dove Stone Car Park


Access for All

  1. From the top end of the car park either head along the dam wall or in the direction of the sailing club along the road to a gate.
  2. Follow the road to where the streams are met.

Access for Many

  1. At the far end of the dam wall, head up a steep tarmac slope with railings to a level surfaced track following the side of the reservoir.
  2. A further steep slope with railings leads through a gate to the head of the reservoir.
  3. Cross the dam wall and contour round the other side of the reservoir passing Celebration Wood.
  4. Follow the path as it winds down a steep tarmac slope before leading back to the car park.

Getting there

Start at Dove Stones car park.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SE 0134 0342

Postcode: OL3 7NE

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