|Walk:||The Castle, Wilderswood, Adam Hill, White Brow, Burnt Edge, Holden's Farm, Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Noon Hill, Rivington Moor, Rivington Pike, Japanese Gardens|
|Start Point:||Rivington Great Barn car park||Grid Reference:||SD 628 138|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||1,770 feet|
|Comments:||Wanting to change the route of this walk for when I lead the group, I took advantage of a good weather forecast to explore some different footpaths. The route I found was more enjoyable than the overgrown paths I had found previously and will make for a good day out with the group.|
A quick visit to The Castle with views of Rivington Pike and the mast on Winter Hill
Sun highlights the trees on the way to . . .
the descent to cross the River Douglas
Disgusting to see that someone has burnt a load of rubbish on the path near Burnt Edge
Winter Hill . . .
where a smart plaque remembers those invloved in the air disaster . . .
and Scotman's Stump . . .
acts as another memorial
Could do with a coat of paint!
Noon Hill, a Bronze Age burial mound
Approaching Rivington Pike across Rivington Moor . . .
but only a couple of cyclists here today
The descent takes me past the Japanese Gardens . . .
and a very impressive tree