Wednesday, 12th October 2016

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
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Sunny spells
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

Adam Hill

White Brow

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

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