Sunday, 23rd December 2012


Walk: The Castle, Wilderswood, Two Lads Cairns, Rivington Pike, Rivington Village, Lower Rivington Reservoir
Start Point: Road to Rivington Hall Barn Grid Ref: SD 630 141
Distance: 7.6 miles Ascent: 1,650 feet
Weather: Sunny with a strong wind on high points Time: 3 hours
Comments: Due to recent very wet conditions I decided on a walk to Rivington Pike via Wilderswood and the Two Lads cairns. As most of the route consists of made tracks there were no problems with muddy conditions - the boots hardly needed cleaning when I returned. The sun made for pleasant walking but the very strong wind as I reached the Two Lads cairns was unexpected.

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Lever Castle . . .


the ruin built by Lord Leverhulme but abandoned after his death


Crossing the River Douglas


One of the many paths through . . .




Two lads - - - three cairns


Winter Hill


Still windy on Rivington Pike


Yarrow, Anglezarke and Rivington Reservoirs


Two wheels or four . . .


I think I'll stick to two feet!


The usual Sunday 'Bikers' Convention'


Rivington Village Green


Rivington School is housed in a very impressive building


No shortage of water . . .


in Lower Rivington Reservoir


One section of Go Ape . . .


in Rivington Country Park

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