Rivington Pike

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Rivington Pike
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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.
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Martin
20 contributions
Excellent walking area
Jun 2021
Large area of countryside with a long walk to the top of the hill, a number of car parks dotted around at varying distances from the top. Recently restored formal gardens, follies etc.
Written August 30, 2021
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Karen B
8 contributions
Great walk, great views
Jul 2021
Fab walk from the car park to the top, can be very steep at times but worth the walk up! Lovely gardens along the way, my favourite being the Japanese Garden and the views from the top are stunning.
Written August 15, 2021
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Simon Stones
Bolton, UK1,064 contributions
One of my favourite places
Jul 2021 • Solo
I love Rivington Pike - it is a great walk, and the views are simply spectacular. It can get busy, so pick your time to make the most of the stunning views. I went one evening (via Wilderswood), and it was pretty empty. Such a gorgeous place to sit down, reflect, and be thankful for the stunning world around us. On a clear night, you can see the peaks and the Irish Sea in one shot - incredible.
Written August 13, 2021
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JENETTE T
3 contributions
Picnic spot
Aug 2020
Good target destination for walkers and hikers, very steep climb, views across the valley below. Nice place to take a picnic.
Written July 9, 2021
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Sara P
Preston, UK63 contributions
Amazing view!
Jul 2020
Beautiful day and a lovely walk to the pike from the car park. A popular place for a walk, all year round, dogs are welcome. Usually (depending on weather) there's an ice cream van, when you get back to the car park, for some much needed refreshment.
Written June 9, 2021
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Clare C
Salford, UK388 contributions
Amazing views, lovely gardens
May 2021
We enjoyed a lovely morning, walking round the gardens and walking up to Rivington Pike. The gardens were really interesting and there are information boards in each section you go in to. As well as the gardens (Japanese gardens, Italian lake, lodges, pigeon tower) we also walked up to Rivington pike. The views from here are amazing. We spent 3 hours walking (a lot of steps and paths). Worth it, was great.
Written May 6, 2021
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Craig E
Manchester, UK1,727 contributions
Great walk!!
Mar 2021 • Couples
A lovely walk in the country. The Japanese Gardens area was beautiful and the view from the tower at the top of the hill was stunning.
We did a 10 mile walk around the area and will definitely be back soon :)
Written April 14, 2021
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steven b
Oldham, UK712 contributions
Out with the dog..
Mar 2021 • Solo
This was a first for me,I've see this from the motorway on many occasions but never been,so why not.
I did have to travel a short distance,but i wasn't the only one,i managed to find a space & got myself ready to walk.
I found the track & headed up the hill towards the terrace gardens,wow what a place,it must have been special when first made.
I continued around the paths,another little gem around every corner,the day was a little bit overcast so not the greatest of views,i can imagine on a warm clear day it being very busy,i was here early,but still plenty of people around doing the same.
After working my way around the terraced areas i headed upto Rivington Pike it's self.
Make sure you have your comfy shoes,a bit of rough ground & lots of steps to climb,but once your up,it's like being on top of the world,as i said earlier, not the greatest of days,but on a clear day amazing views.
From there i headed for the next landmark, Winter hill, it doesn't look that far but remember you have to come back,boggy under foot in places & you can go little off track,but again great views.
Came back via the Pike & terrace gardens,lots of steps down,but that is the best bit,all down from up high.
My first time & won't be my last.
Written March 23, 2021
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JLM68635
Preston, UK247 contributions
Love this walk!
Dec 2020 • Friends
This is one of my favourite walks. Long enough that you feel you’ve done a good walk, but doesn’t take up the whole day. Lots of different routes up and down which is nice. Love coming back down via the Japanese gardens. Really pretty. Worth a visit
Written January 9, 2021
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Pippa
Middlesbrough, UK56 contributions
Lovely trip
Dec 2020 • Friends
Came with friends for a day trip out and the was did kill me off haha. Very steep but worth the amazing view at the end. Went at the perfect time to see the sunset
Written December 17, 2020
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