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A must to visit when in Horwich

If your in Horwich or Rivington it is worth the climb to the top of the Pike. You get a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Horwich, United Kingdom
Good walk

We spent a lovely few hours here with the dog. However it's shame some of the paths were closed.i... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Rivington Pike is a hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors, overlooking the village of Rivington in Chorley, Lancashire. The nearest towns are Adlington and Horwich.
| Between Bolton and Chorley off the A673., Rivington BL6 7SB, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Visited Rivington pike after many years away . Remember the bikers going at Easter . The walk up was bracing . What a view . Our dog dot tie loved it . Wish we took a picnic as I wanted to visit the gardens once...More

6  Thank Julie R
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Thought we'd have a lovely quiet walk up to Rivington Pike on Good Friday with the family. How wrong we were! Traffic unbelievable down small lanes as there was some sort of egg rolling taking place. Soooo many people there. Felt out of place if...More

3  Thank Caroline V
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All reviews great walk different routes go ape steep steps clear days sunday walk up hill worth the climb great outdoors walk up hot sunny day for sunday lunch lovely scenery manchester city centre great barn miles and miles welsh hills
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in Horwich or Rivington it is worth the climb to the top of the Pike. You get a wonderful view, you can even see Blackpool on a clear day. Lovely to walk up through the Chinese Gardens as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely few hours here with the dog. However it's shame some of the paths were closed.i have attached some pictures of the beautiful views. Very windy at the top though !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go for a walk but didn’t want to drive to far so we opted for Rivington Pike. On a beautiful hazy autumn day what could be better. You need to be reasonably fit to get to the top. We took our time and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk for all ages and fitness types. The views are beautiful and well worth the climb. So many paths little adventures whilst roamimg around.

Thank phil007ip
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A personal favourite walk of mine. Only around 25 mins out of Manchester City centre. So many routes available to suit all abilities to climb up to the top. Worth the climb for the spectacular views across Greater Manchester and beyond. ‘Japanese wall gardens’ now...More

Thank Stuartwilko86
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We've walked up Rivington Pike many times and we love it. There are a few different routes to the top that you can take and it pretty much caters for all ages and abilities. The majority of people say hello as you pass and there...More

Thank DayNix
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Winter Hill dominates the landscape for miles around and Rivington Pike sits about half way up it. Depending on what level of ability and fitness you are...there is a walk for you here. Several paths lead up to the beacon on the Pike, from the...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

A very nice walk, a bit of an incline and steps throughout so it’s not suitable for wheelchair access. A great view from the top. A good picnic place.

Thank linz_269
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Love a walk up here with the dog,or the family great views from the top and even free parking at the bottom, love this place and a pint afterwards!

Thank Gazza M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Rivington is a great place to go for a walk, there are different routes to go up Rivington Pike, the most popular being the walk through the Terraced Gardens. There is always a sense of achievement as you reach the top of Rivington Pike with...More

1  Thank Lossboy
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October 12, 2018|
Response from thevontrapps | Reviewed this property |
The footpaths are obvious but if you are expecting signposts or trail markers then no there aren't many at all. It doesn't really warrant it really though because the Pike is almost always visible and Winter Hill beyond it... More
August 21, 2018|
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Response from paulsheridan2018 | Reviewed this property |
all paths are availlable but there are the remains of tape and so on but really the fire is out as the rain has ended the concerns of re firing and its all good to go. its a bit black and charred if you go far enough but... More