Thursday, 6th February 2014

Walk: The Castle, Wilderswood, Two Lads Cairns, Rivington Pike, Rivington Village
Start Point: Great House Barn Grid Reference: SD 628 138
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Dry and mild
Comments: A short walk due to time limitations through the well-known area of Rivngton. It was disappointing to see that a large proportion of trees in Wilderswood have now been felled but these should be replaced by natural woodland.

Disappearing fence at Lower Rivington Reservoir

The Castle - built as a ruin by Lord Leverhulme

The llama isn't as friendly as it has been previously

Feeding time . . .

but you have to be prepared . . .

for a little paddling

Two Lads Cairns . . .

with views to Winter Hill

Looking over Pike Cottage and garden to Rivington Pike . . .

where a couple of cyclists swap notes with a walker

A bench has been added since my last visit here

Some lads enjoy sliding downhill - not good for the grass in the recent wet weather

One of the bridges in the gardens . . .

and a closer look at the brickwork

The Pigeon Tower which I didn't visit today

Rivington Hall Barn - where motor cyclists meet every weekned

Would rather have seen a red squirrel!

Rivington Village Green and stocks

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