Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

The Trinnacle

The Trinnacle above Dove Stones

Climbing rocks at the Trinnacle is not advised at any time.

The 'Trinnacle' is a remote and highly exposed rock formation in the Peak District near the town of Oldham at around 900ft in altitude.

The rocks of the Trinnacle are approximately 30ft in height and can only be reached by a strenuous 2-3 hour return hike, which should only be undertaken if well-prepared for all conditions.

The rock formation itself is a dangerous scramble and climb in all conditions and comes with a risk of serious injury in a remote location with no visitor facilities or immediate access to emergency services.

Climbing the rocks is not advised.

Please be aware that an emergency response at the Trinnacle may require a number of different services, including Mountain Rescue volunteers, and will take much longer than normal. Remember this could impact not only your own party, but also those involved in any required rescue or extraction from the site.


parking icon Parking

To park for other walking routes round Dove Stone there is a Pay & Display car park operated by Oldham Council and a smaller car park at Binn Green operated by the RSPB.

Blue Badge holders and RSPB members can park free of charge with their badge/membership card on display in windscreen.

Both car parks can get very busy and there is very little alternative parking available nearby.

EV charging is noy available at these locations.

cafe icon toilet icon Café and toilets

There is no permanent food & drink outlet at the wider Dove Stone site. Seasonal hot food and ice cream providers may be based at the main car park at weekends and holiday periods, but are not guaranteed.

Toilet information and opening times

picnic icon no bbq icons Picnics, no BBQs

You can enjoy a picnic at Dove Stone, but please take home what you bring. BBQs or fires of any sort are not permitted anywhere on the site or car parks.

Dog icon Visiting with your dog

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead for the safety and respect of other visitors. Adjacent fields and the surrounding moorlands may contain livestock and wildlife where extra care should be taken. Please take mess home or use one of the designated bins around the main trail or the litter bins in the main car park.

bike icon Bike hire

There are no hire facilities in this area.

bus icon Bus services

Bus services from Manchester take you to Greenfield, 1 mile from Dove Stone.

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Dove Stone

  • Postcode: (closest) OL3 7NE
  • What3Words: insects.nudge.track

Map icon Map

Dove Stone is around 6 miles from Oldham and one mile from the village of Greenfield, and 10 miles from Holmfirth, within the Peak District National Park.

Map to The Trinnacle

Driving directions

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