Aboard the Dovestones Hopper

East of the M60 on Saddleworth’s new park and ride service

Chew Valley Reservoir Panorama
One hour and five minutes later, my reward for scaling the steep Chew Road

This last weekend saw the introduction of DS1, Saddleworth’s new park and ride service linking Uppermill and Greenfield with Dovestone Reservoir. Luckily, its debut was blessed with good weather. I took advantage of this on Sunday, seeing it as an opportunity to explore Chew Valley and the reservoirs. Continue reading “Aboard the Dovestones Hopper”

Introducing the Dovestones Hopper

Summer weekend park and ride service relaunched

Dovestones Reservoir, Greenfield

Last year, Checkmate Coaches launched the DS1 and DS2 park and ride services from Uppermill to Dovestones Reservoir. Unfortunately for them, hardly anyone boarded the shuttle buses, despite being free of charge. By the end of its summer season, the Saddleworth Parish Council decided against funding this year’s shuttle. Continue reading “Introducing the Dovestones Hopper”