Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Reservoir

Over the weekend we headed for a walk to Dove Stone Reservoir. It’s fairly local to us, but it’s not somewhere I ever recall having been before. The children needed to head out as they were getting a little hyper and driving us mad so after a quick google of places to go, Damian suggested Dove Stone so we headed off there.

Dovestone Reservoir

I packed a couple of sandwiches and some fruit for a picnic as we were heading out over lunch time. I was glad we did as there are some lovely picnic areas. The walk we did was just short of 5kms and Miss E moaned pretty much the whole way around. She walked some of it and then was on my back for the rest of it. She is a moany thing at the best of times but she was particularly grumpy this day! We suspect her teeth were causing some bother as her gums are looking quite swollen.

Dovestone Reservoir

Mr D managed to walk a fair way around but then asked to be carried. We hadn’t picked up the Tula for him so we tried to encourage him to walk a bit further but he ended up on Damian’s shoulders.

dove stone reservoir walks

The walk itself is quite flat and is a lovely walk to do and we really did have a lovely walk around, despite the moaning from Miss E and Mr D. The site is also an RSPB reserve so it was lovely to see the birds and some of the work being undertaken to encourage them. We spotted swallows and many other birds – I really should take our bird guide book (a charity shop find) next time we head somewhere like this as I’m terrible at identifying different types of birds. There were plenty of signs around though to help you look for different types of birds which were really useful and nicely spaced around the site.

RSPB Dovestone

There is lots of open space for the children to run around and there are some small sections where you can get down to the waters edge (but obviously you have to be careful) and they had great fun throwing stones into the water.

dovestone reservoir

The reservoir sits on the edge of the Peak District and the views and stunning; it really is beautiful. There are lots of different areas to explore, and this will be a place we will visit more and more as the children get older and can walk for longer periods. It really is such a beautiful setting and I look forward to exploring it more over the coming years.


Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Reservoir is an RSPB site and is a wonderful place for a family walk. There are lots of opportunities to spot birds etc

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    • 5th September 2015 / 19:57

      thanks Suz – it is such a gorgeous place – can’t believe I have only just discovered it! x

  1. Rosey
    23rd September 2015 / 20:31

    I love the pictures. It likes a nice place to spend a good weather day!

    • 23rd September 2015 / 20:43

      it was a lovely place to head to xx

  2. 27th September 2015 / 09:45

    Thank you for linking up with #anythinggoes linky We have a place like this where we live and we all love getting out for a walk, esp on a Sunday. Your pictures are fantastic and its so nice to visit such lovely places like this that you haven’t been to before. I bet its become a favourite hasn’t it? x

    • 27th September 2015 / 20:06

      Yes, it has – its so lovely and I can’t wait to see the changing seasons there x

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