Sunday, 14th December 2008


Walk: Rivington Great House Barn, Rivington Pike, Pike Cottage, Two Lads, Winter Hill , Noon Hill, Lower Hempshaw's, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow Reservoir, Rivington
Start Point: Great House Barn Grid Ref: SD 628 138
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Weather: A dry but dull day with mist on Winter Hill
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: I headed up to the Pike through the Terraced Gardens then continued on to Pike Cottage. From here I walked across to the Lad Stones and on to Winter Hill. After walking past all the masts in mist, I continued straight on, just following the path as I couldn't see any landmarks. As I descended the mist lifted and I eventually reached Noon Hill. From there I headed down to the Belmont Road and across to the Rivington Road. After heading down past Lower and Upper Henshaw's I continued on to Lead Mines Clough and returned via the Yarrow Reservoir.


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Japanese Garden . . .


and again


Information about the Terraced Gardens


Rivington Pike


Looking back to the Pike across Pike Cottage garden


There's still snow on Winter Hill!!


Noon Hill


Looking back to Winter Hill from the Lower Hempshaw's path


Lead Mines Clough


Yarrow Reservoir with Winter Hill, Rivington Pike and the Pigeon Tower in the distance


The outflow from Yarrow Reservoir


Yarrow Reservoir with Winter Hill behind

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