Thursday, 24th November 2011


Walk: Rivington Pike, Wilderswood, Two Lads Cairns, Winter Hill, Noon Hill, Pigeon Tower
Start Point: Rivington Park Grid Ref: SD 629 139
Distance: 8.3 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Weather: Dry and mild
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: An easy walk trying out some different paths to those I usually take. Heading over Makinson Moor to two Lads meant that there was a longish section on the Winter Hill access road. It would be better to take the path over Wilder's Moor. Good views over the surrounding countryside.


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Japanese Garden


A multitude of paths give access to the terraced gardens


Rivington Pike, one of Lancashire's best known landmarks


Yarrow Reservoir with Anglezarke Reservoir in the distance and the Pigeon Tower to the right . . .


and Winter Hill to the north-east




Horsey bookends, with the Pike in the distance


Two Lads cairns


The masts on Winter Hill . . .


and from the newly painted trig point


Belmont Reservoir . . .


and Spitlers Edge, the path to Great Hill seen on the horizon


The Pike again from  . . .


Noon Hill, a prehistoric burial mound that dates from about 1,100 BC


Cremated human remains were uncovered during excavations in 1958


The Pigeon Tower

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