Thursday, 25th September 2008


Walk: Rivington Great Barn, Terraced Gardens, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill , Belmont Road, Terraced Gardens
Start Point: Great Barn Grid Ref: SD 628 138
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Weather: A pleasant day with sunny spells
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: Heading up through the terraced gardens I took the shorter route to the Pike, walking above the Japanese Garden. From the Pike I took the sometimes boggy path across to Winter Hill. On reaching the TV mast I found that there was a temporary detour in place, taking you right around the far side of all the masts. After the initial section, which was flagged, this detour was boggy and not pleasant to walk on. After visiting the trig point I followed the track to the last mast then went to the right of it. From here there was a rough, steep path descending diagonally across the hill, followed by very boggy sections that involved many small detours and careful placing of feet. I then walked along the Belmont Road (bridleway) and back to the car.


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The Japanese Garden


Yarrow and Anglezarke Reservoirs from Rivington Pike


Looking towards the Reebok Centre at Horwich from Rivington Pike


Winter Hill


The main TV mast


Looking back to Rivington Pike


Belmont Reservoir from Winter Hill


The trig point on Winter Hill


Yarrow Reservoir from the Belmont Road


Water lilies in the Terraced Gardens

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