GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Saddleworth Moor Walks

5 miles (8 km)

Enjoy a walk across this atmospheric moor in the Peak District. You can start at the car park at Dovestone Reservoir and follow footpaths past Yeoman Hey Reservoir and Greenfield Reservoir. You then follow the Greenfield Brook to Raven Stones Brow with little waterfalls to enjoy on the way. After crossing the brook you then head up and across the moor. This is a challenging section with the moor reaching heights of around 1500ft. There are excellent views over the reservoirs to the surrounding Pennine Hills and some fascinating geological features to look out for on the way.
From the high point on the moor you descend to Dovestone Reservoir and enjoy a woodland and waterside section taking you back to the car park.
To extend your walk you can pick up the Oldham Way and follow it south over the Chew Hills to Chew Reservoir. You could also reach the moor from nearby Mossley train station by following the Oldham Way.


OL3 7NE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Saddleworth Moor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Saddleworth Moor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your exercise head west into the village of Greenfield and enjoy refreshments at the King William IV Hotel on Chew Valley Rd, OL3 7DD. There's a great menu and a lovely beer garden to sit out and relax in when the weather is fine.

Dog Walking

The expansive moorland is a great place to take your dog for a walk.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Looking towards Saddleworth Moor from beyond Ravenstones - - 707504

Looking towards Saddleworth Moor from beyond Ravenstones

Rocks under the peat layer, Saddleworth - - 486273

Rocks under the peat layer, Saddleworth. Rocks are exposed in many places on this moor, where the layer of peat has been eroded. There is always the possibility of finding prehistoric artefacts or remains in such areas.

Windswept grass - Saddleworth Moor - - 1265810

Windswept grass on the moor. Looking over the windswept grass of Saddleworth Moor with Raven Stones Brow to the left, Alderman's Hill to the right and Alphin Pike in the distance. Greenfield Reservoir in the centre.

Greenfield Reservoir - - 1434570

Greenfield Reservoir on the moor

Ferny Holes and Ashway Moss - - 2626094

Ferny Holes and Ashway Moss

A branch of Haigh Gutter, Saddleworth - - 923189

A branch of Haigh Gutter, Saddleworth. A little way down from the Pennine Way. A steep slope of what looks like shale, devoid of vegetation.

Bramley's Cot - - 1062678

Bramley's Cot. An old shepherd's hut, now ruined, built into natural gritstone boulders high above the Dovestone Valley. The old roofline and recesses for beams have been chiselled into the stone.

Sunny Brow, Greenfield - - 2487167

Sunny Brow, Greenfield


GPS Files

GPX File

Saddleworth Moor.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Saddleworth Moor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)