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Walk leaders : Patrick P. & Simon D  
Walk details : This is a moderate, very scenic, 6 mile circular walk around Dovestone Reservoir in Saddleworth. It is a mainly flat walk, with a couple of short inclines to negotiate. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. It is a dog friendly walk. There will be a stop for lunch at a suitable spot at the halfway point. There is a hot drinks/snacks stand and an ice cream van in Dovestone car park, as well as public toilets.  
Risk assessment : A risk assessment was carried out on 25/06/2022.  A summary of identified risks is below:-
There are no major hazards on this walk, as it is mainly on wide, flat, well-established paths. There is one busy main road to cross at the start of the walk, where care needs to be  taken. Occasional, short parts of the walk are narrow or a little rocky, where single file walking will be necessary. On the day of the risk assessment, a tree had fallen across one of the paths, but it is easily passable. We are walking near a river and reservoirs, but far enough away from them, so as not to represent any danger. No fields are crossed, so danger from livestock is not an issue. Please continue to follow the current Covid guidelines with reference to wearing masks and using hand sanitizer.
Start time and meeting point : Meet at 12.30 in The Clarence Pub car park, Chew Valley Rd, Greenfield. Post code: 0L3 7DD. Car Parking: The pub management have said that we can park in their car park, providing we patronise the pub at the end of our walk. The Clarence Pub  There is further free parking just before the pub in St Mary’s C of E Primary School Visitors car park.  
Directions to the start : The start point can be reached via either the A669, then the A699 from the Oldham centre bypass via Lees (there MAY be a short roadworks delay in Lees village) or the A670 from Mossley.  From either direction, turn sharp right at the sign for Greenfield, down the hill, past the station and through Greenfield along Chew Valley Rd for about a mile to reach the Clarence Pub, OL3 7DD.