Thursday, 25th December 2008


Walk: Rivington, Pigeon Tower, Rivington Pike, Pike Cottage, The Castle
Start Point: Great House Barn Grid Ref: SD 629 139
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 770 feet
Weather: Overcast initially with some sun breaking through
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: A pleasant walk with more people than I had expected around. Lisa rang to wish me Happy Christmas while I was having a break at The Pike. A few muddy patches after I had headed down from Pike Cottage, emerging at the side of the High School. Parked in the bus lay-by, which was O.K. for Christmas Day but must make sure I don't park there again.


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Arches just below pigeon tower


Pigeon Tower


Winter Hill from The Pike - TV mast just visible above the cloud


Pike from Pike Cottage


A surprise finding


The Castle


Pike from The Castle


Inside The Castle - just as the sun appears


Sunshine in the woods


Overlooking Lower Rivington Reservoir


Another view of The Pike


So that's where 'Go Ape' is being built


Back of the Great House Barn - empty as it is closed today


The Great House Barn from the road

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