About Rivington

The defacto web site about Rivington in Lancashire, Winter Hill and various places in the glorious West Pennine Moors.

The West Pennine Moors are both breathtakingly beautiful, and a rich source of interest and recreation for many people.

Rivington

Rivington

Rivington

The County Parish of Rivington is quite large and contains the village, most of the “three lakes”, the pike and parts of Winter Hill as far as the River Douglas near Horwich.

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Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike

All about Rivington Pike, a prominent hill above the town of Horwich in Lancashire, topped by an easily recognizable tower on site of an ancient beacon fire.

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Rivington Terraced Gardens

Rivington Terraced Gardens

Rivington Terraced Gardens

The ruins of Lord Leverhulme’s terraced gardens at Rivington, known to locals as the Chinese Gardens.

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The Rivington Reservoirs

The Rivington Reservoirs

The Rivington Reservoirs

All about the Rivington Reservoirs, the Three Lakes, Yarrow Reservoir and Anglezarke with maps and information.

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Winter Hill

Winter Hill

Winter Hill

The highest point for miles and just short of a mountain, Winter Hill is a key part of the West Pennine Moors and a habitat for a huge range of wildlife. With evidence of occupation going back literally thousands of years there is plenty of history on and under the hill. Winter Hill was also the site of a historic mass trespass that gave us open access to much of the moorland today.

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Anglezarke

Anglezarke

Anglezarke

Anglezarke is a large moorland area north of Winter Hill with plenty to explore from prehistoric monuments and archaeological remains, to nature trails and lakeside walks

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Barrow Bridge

Barrow Bridge

Barrow Bridge

Barrow Bridge is a small village that was built to house the workforce of the Dean Mills

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Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough

Lead Mines Clough is a great area to explore, with everything from excellent scenery and plenty of wildlife to lead mines and ancient fossil beds

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Delph Hill

Delph Hill

Delph Hill

Delph Hill is a little area located on the lower southern slopes of Winter Hill, on the outskirts of Bolton on the old toll road from Bolton to Chorley. Once the site of houses, a mine and associated fireclay works, quarries and more.

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Red Moss

Red Moss

Red Moss

Wildlife oasis and industrial archaeology paradise, Red Moss is a huge wetland area to explore

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Roddlesworth Woods

Roddlesworth Woods

Roddlesworth Woods

Roddlesworth Woods is a real gem for walking and wildlife, one of the top dog walking spots in the area

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White Coppice

White Coppice

White Coppice

A picturesque little village with its own cricket pitch, also a gateway to diverse and excellent walks, a large prehistoric mound and easy lead mine explores.

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Turton

Turton

Turton

Some of the best looking reservoirs in the area are here, historic monuments, wide open moorland vistas and at least a couple of prehistoric monuments.

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Haslingden Grane

Haslingden Grane

Haslingden Grane

Really nice industrial archaeology and great views here, with three picturesque reservoirs offering a fairly flat walk - in comparison to the moorlands above.

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Smithills

Smithills

Smithills

An area of north Bolton, site of the historic Smithills Hall and parkland, some great industrial archaeology and a small nature trail.

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Bolton

Bolton

Bolton

The town of Bolton or Bolton le Moors to give its full-name is a town that grew out over the centuries from Little Bolton, a town that dates back to at least medieval times and probably beyond. The old town of Little Bolton was just north of the current “Town Hall Square”, which is generally assumed to be the centre of Bolton.

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Rivington Pike Tower

Rivington Pike Tower

Rivington Pike Tower

The castellated tower on Rivington Pike in Lancashire, former shooting lodge and local landmark.

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Yarrow Reservoir Overflow Cascade

Yarrow Reservoir Overflow Cascade

Yarrow Reservoir Overflow Cascade

A man-made reservoir overflow cascade that is often dry as the water of Yarrow Reservoir is low.

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Yarrow Reservoir

Yarrow Reservoir

Yarrow Reservoir

Said to be the deepest, Yarrow Reservoir is often overlooked as one of the Rivington Reservoirs and to be fair it hasn’t easy access to the water but it does have interesting carvings.

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Winter Hill Brick and Tile Works

Winter Hill Brick and Tile Works

Winter Hill Brick and Tile Works

The remains of the buildings and kilns of the old Winter Hill Brick and Tile Works on Winter Hill

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Winter Hill

Winter Hill

Winter Hill

The highest point for miles and just short of a mountain, Winter Hill is a key part of the West Pennine Moors and a habitat for a huge range of wildlife. With evidence of occupation going back literally thousands of years there is plenty of history on and under the hill. Winter Hill was also the site of a historic mass trespass that gave us open access to much of the moorland today.

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Wilderswood

Wilderswood

Wilderswood

Wilders Wood or Wilderswood as it is known today was once the name for a small strip of native woodland following a small brook that flows down from the moorland above Horwich in Lancashire.

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Wildersmoor Pit Kilns

Wildersmoor Pit Kilns

Wildersmoor Pit Kilns

A series of old Pit Kilns alongside a path across Wildersmoor on the slopes of Winter Hill above Horwich.

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White Coppice Waterfall

White Coppice Waterfall

White Coppice Waterfall

A really interesting reservoir overflow waterfall, seemingly man-made waterfall but close to a geological fault.

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White Coppice

White Coppice

White Coppice

A picturesque little village with its own cricket pitch, also a gateway to diverse and excellent walks, a large prehistoric mound and easy lead mine explores.

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