|Walk:||Rivington Great House Barn, The Castle, Rivington Pike, Rivington Hall Barn|
|Start Point:||Great House Barn||Grid Ref:||SD 630 141|
|Distance:||4.5 miles||Ascent:||740 feet|
|Weather:||Misty with a light covering of snow|
5 members of the group, led by John D
|Comments:||Today's walk had been changed to a local one because of a forecast of snow in the Lake District. I had sprained my ankle quite badly the previous week so decided to only do part of the walk this week. As the walk was in an area that I know well it was easy to take a shorter route back to the car after visiting Rivington Pike. A mist obscured any distant views but it was a pleasant day and not too cold.|
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An overnight covering of snow . . .
has left the trees with their winter coat on
The pictures are almost monochrome . . .
even when looking over Rivington Lower Reservoir
The Lord and Lady of the Manor enter the Castle . . .
and the group surveys the scene . . .
across the reservoir
Time to continue with the walk . . .
we head along one of the many tree lined routes through the park
It doesn't look like there is much to eat here . . .
but the farmer had provided plenty of hay
A reminder of Christmas . . .
as we take in the surrounding misty views
Rivington Pike looks rather forlorn today . . .
so we head down to the Pigeon Tower for our morning coffee