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Revisit after 10years at least!

Great nostalgic walk. Not too hard but lots of steps up 150+ Nice walk for us but not for my sister... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John S
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 5 weeks ago
Horwich, 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
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All reviews great walk different routes go ape steep steps worth the climb walk up sunday walk up hill hot sunny day for sunday lunch lovely scenery old quarry manchester city centre great barn miles and miles welsh hills dog walkers
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great nostalgic walk. Not too hard but lots of steps up 150+ Nice walk for us but not for my sister with bad legs! Interested in seeing how far they are getting with heritage work and fire damage from earlier in the year - interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 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 !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julieh189
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phil007ip
Reviewed 4 October 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DayNix
Reviewed 24 September 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ropentastones
Reviewed 30 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank linz_269
Reviewed 27 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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12 October 2018|
Response from ropentastones | 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
21 August 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