Dove Stone – Peak District

Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park
Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

I like the walk from Binn Green up to Great Dove Stone Rocks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. It is relatively short with a quick steep ascent at the beginning that is rewarded soon after by some amazing views from the edge of Great Dove Stone Rocks.

There is a nice path that threads a way along the edge, no navigation required until reaching the Cairn on Fox Stone. Then drop down in front of the cairn to the reservoir track or carry on along the edge, crossing Bramley’s Cot and Dish Stone Moss to Chew Reservoir then a descent down the Chew road to Dove Stones. The latter requires a little navigation and the footpath can hard to find in places but it is not difficult.

There is a memorial plaque to Brian Toase and Tom Morton who lost their lives in 1972 whilst making a descent in the Dolomites. One of several memorials that dot the area.

Six to ten miles depending on how you wander with lots of interest.

All of the items mentioned in the post can be found on or near Walk No.32 of Dark Peak Walks published by Cicerone Press.

Dark Peak Walks Book by Paul Besley, published by Cicerone Press. 40 walks in the Dark Peak with detailed route descriptions, maps, photos and points of interest.
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Walk No. 22 Dark Peak Walks, Binn Green to Great Dove Stone Rock, Peak District National Park. Author Paul Besley. Publisher Cicerone Press
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Author: Paul Besley

Writer I have spent most of my life escaping into the Peak District National Park, I have grown to love the solitude it can bring. I also have an interest in the growing field of psychogeography particularly, in post-industrial landscapes. I am the author of Dark Peak Walks published by Cicerone Press. I am also studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

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