Dove Stone

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  • Course Status

  • New! You can now record your run using the MapRun App on your Smartphone. Score points and share your results too. See the Smartphones page for details. 
  • Last checked April 2022 – everything OK and currently free of bracken.     Note that some woodland west of the upper reservoir is being felled (though this doesn’t affect the POC); also some shallow ditches may confuse between NN and D.
  • Special Challenge … identify the control that has been installed upside-down!
  • Vegetation is a seasonal problem at N, DD & Y. 
  • Watch out for shooting parties that may restrict access in some parts.
  • (NB. May 2017:  post P moved away from unpleasant litter; post EE moved away from bracken; post BB moved to below the fence.   The old posts have been left in place, so old maps will still work for a while.)
  • Orienteering map details

  • Orienteering map – A4 portrait, Scale 1:10000. Last updated March 2021.
  • Start/Finish

  • Start S1 is about 500m SouthEast of the Car Park, along the road past the Sailing Club.
  • Start S2 is about 200m North of the car Park, across the dam.
  • The stated Wheelchair/White distance does not include these extras.
  • Some courses finish at the other Start.  eg. Blue and Wheelchair/White start at S1 and finish at S2; Green starts at S2 and finishes at S1..
    Map detail showing both Starts, car park and Sailing Club.

    Map detail showing both Starts, car park and Sailing Club.

    Start 2 on the end of the fence

    Start 1 on the bridge

  • How to get a map

  • Dove Stone waterproof print£1.25

  • Dove Stone PDF£1.25

  • Dove Stone MapRun Bundle 75min Score£2.00

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map


Steps at Binn Green


Alderman Crag from post V


‘Plughole’ overflow in winter, Dovestone

  • Park Facilities

  • K  Car Park   d  Toilets   X Picnic areas
  • Note – there is a parking charge unless you are an RSPB member.
  • Directions

  • From Ashton-u-Lyne, take A635 (Huddersfield) to Greenfield. From mini roundabout at E side of Greenfield continue 700m along A635 to R fork on to reservoir road to reach car park.
  • OS Grid Reference: SE 013 033.  Postcode OL3 7NE gets you to the Sailing Club via the main car park. (Postcode OL3 7NN gets you to the Binn Green car park – halfway up the West side of the map)
  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.