RIVINGTON PIKE 1191FT
SITUATED BETWEEN BOLTON AND CHORLEY, POPULAR WALK WITH VARIOUS PATHS TO THE SUMMIT
Interesting walk, can get busy but plenty of paths
PARKING-Rivington Hall Barn Rivington Lane (postcode BL6 7SB)
MILES-4-6 MILES approx
FACILITIES- No facilities but there is some CLOSE BY Great House Barn both cafe and toilets
This is a fantastic walk for kids of all ages, its full of paths, trees, bridges, arches, plenty of places to stop and rest along the way.
From the car park take the path to the left of the barn, follow it up through a gate, we have took all the paths in the area so there is no right or wrong way to go.
Once in the forest you will soon come to some stairs, we went up these and headed along the paving path, you pass various buildings along the way, as you continue on the path you will come to a section of man made caves.
From here you head up the path towards the Japanese gardens, there is a bench to sit down.
We took the left path around the gardens and past some old ruins with notice boards.
Continue uphill and you will see the tower, there is steep stairs up to the summit or you can take a gentle path to the left.
You can return the same way or take many of the other paths, there is a arch bridge to see along the way too, we even spotted a deer on our last trip.
The whole area of Rivington has various walks, there is 4 car parks in total, moorland walking, flat reservoir circuits, forest trails with the old ruins of Liverpool castle, i.ts a great area to explore
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