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Dovestone, Ashway Gap and the Foxstone

  • The Clarence Hotel Chew Valley Rd Greenfield OL3 7DD England (map)

Join The UProjects Team in partnership with Oldham Councils Environmental Services for a 6/7 mile walk above the Dovestone area of the Chew Valley. This walk is one of Oldhams input into the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) May 2018  Walking Festival

Cairn at the Fox Stone

Cairn at the Fox Stone

A walk to the Dovestone area of the Peak District National Park, passing the imposing cliffs of Dovestone quarries our route will take us steeply up hill to Ashway Gap and Platt's Cross, a memorial to Oldham MP James Platt who was tragically killed in a shooting accident in 1857.

Platt's Cross at Ashway Gap

Platt's Cross at Ashway Gap

From here we will pass the Ashway Stone and cross the Gap to follow "The Edges" to the Fox Stone Cairn, a plaque is placed here to remember two local climbers that lost their lives in the Italian Dolomites.

Onwards to Bramley’s Cot, a strange ruin situated high above the valley and a great place to rest before a steep descent back down into the valley and our return to the village of Greenfield for well earned refreshment!

Further information:

Arrive from 09:30 for a 10:00 Start

Nearest public transport:
Greenfield Rail Station  Bus   184, 352 X50

Other information:

The walk crosses high moorland terrain that is uneven and can be boggy underfoot so good walking boots are recommended.

The area can be subject to severe weather conditions so be prepared with suitable clothing and spare layers including waterproofs and hat and gloves. 

Everything is best carried in a rucksack with water and a snack. 

Friendly dogs are welcomed on a lead

Cost: Free