|Walk:||Rivington Pike, Two Lads Cairns, Winter Hill, Belmont, Horden Stoops, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow Reservoir|
|Start Point:||Rivington Hall Barn||Grid Ref:||SD 635 146|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||1,620 feet|
|Weather:||A mild day with sunny spells|
On my own
|Comments:||Deciding on a local walk I headed over to Rivington to take in The Pike and Belmont before returning via Horden Stoops and Lead Mines Clough. It was a very pleasant day and the first time this year that I have been able to walk without a coat for part of the time. The path from Belmont to Horden Stoops was nearly impassable in places and I was informed by other walkers that they had seen about 30 young cows being taken along it!!!! However, it was a very pleasant day with a fair amount of sunshine.|
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The information board tells me about . . .
the bridge I have just walked under
And another board shows a quite different picture . . .
to what we see today
Up the stony staircase . . .
and underneath the arch . . .
to yet another stony staircase . . .
and the final leg up to The Pike
Zooming down to the Pigeon Tower from the Pike . . .
across to Winter Hill . . .
with the Two Lads cairns to the right
Time to leave Rivington Pike . . .
and a look back from Pike Cottage
Descending from Winter Hill Belmont basks in the sun . . .
and the route takes me past the parish church
The sheep have really made a mess of the track to . . .
Lead Mines Clough
Passing Yarrow Reservoir . . .
the bare trees a worth a second look