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Dovestone Reservoir

My first solo hill walk in almost 9 months! A rather grey and overcast day rescued by no wind and some great winter walking conditions. Busy old morning; saw more people on the ascent that I ever have before, even in summer. Managed to overtop both boots crossing river in Birchen Clough and not quite frozen spots caught me out more than once. Deep snow in places made for hard going, but a perfect walk to return to the hills and an old favourite route that I have not done for a while.

Walk Details

Date: 2015-02-07

Start: Dovestone Reservoir    Finish: Dovestone Reservoir

Distance: 11.4 mls, 18.35 km

Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m

Start Time: 08:05    End Time: 13:15

Duration: 05:10

Ave Speed: 2.2 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Dovestone Res, Yeoman Hey Res, Greenfield Res, Birchen Clough, Memorial Cross, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Res, Chew Hurdles, Wimberry Moss, Alphin Pike, Bradburys Lane, Dovestone Res

Parking Grid Ref: SE 01325 03435

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

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Trig Points on this Walk

TP0828 - Alphin Pike (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Plover Hill Day 2

Date: 2015-02-01
Distance: 4.7 mls, 7.56 km
Height Gain: 100 ft, 30.5 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Kinder via Blackden Brook

Date: 2015-02-14
Distance: 7.6 mls, 12.23 km
Height Gain: 1700 ft, 518.2 m