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.

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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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Walker Fold Woods

Walker Fold Woods

Walker Fold Woods

A woodland trail following Dean Brook down the valley with excellent wildlife from lizards to wild deer.

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Barrow Bridge Chimney

Barrow Bridge Chimney

Barrow Bridge Chimney

One of few remaining chimneys in the area from the industrial revolution. Built in 1863, Barrow Bridge chimney was part of the old Halliwell Bleach works and is now a local landmark and listed building.

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Two Lads

Two Lads

Two Lads

A large stone cairn on Crooked Edge Hill, an outlying summit of Winter hill, said to be the site of an ancient burial.

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Walker Fold

Walker Fold

Walker Fold

An excellent area for walking and wildlife situated around a glacial valley with great scenery and plenty to explore from open moorland to mixed woodland trails.

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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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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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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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