Monday, 22nd December 2014

Walk: Rivington Hall Barn, Yarrow Reservoir, Hordern Stoops, Belmont Road (track), Pigeon Tower, Terraced Gardens
Start Point: Drive to Rivington Hall Barn Grid Reference: SD 629 139
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Dull with a very strong wind
Comments: A 'Closed' footpath early in the walk meant a detour, taking in Rivington Church, before heading towards Yarrow Reservoir. Not having planned the route I selected paths en route but decided not to ascend to Winter Hill and Rivington Pike because of the very strong wind.

Rivington Church, a Grde II listed building . . .

with a lych gate that provides a couple of seats

Crossing the infant River Yarrow

Winter Hill - but I'll miss it out today

The Pigeon Tower . . .

leads down to one of the Summerhouses . . .

and past the boating lake

Steps lead down from . . .

another Summerhouse

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