In August 1989, the complete disabled access circuit path of Dove Stone reservoir was officially opened. Thanks were expressed to Robert Fletcher Ltd who own a crucial section of the land. This visitor facility, has with doubt, been the most significant development at Dove Stone since the reservoir was constructed. It has provided easy access for walkers, joggers, cyclists and, apart from four unavoidable steep sections, good access for wheelchair users. Refer to photographs in the (1980s FOOTPATH (EAST SIDE) BEFORE & AFTER tag. to see the great change that this made.
Not long after the path was installed an extension was made to the toilets at Dovestone to provide the disabled facilities.