|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|
|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