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Rivington Pike, Rivington

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Rivington Pike is a hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors, overlooking the village of Rivington in Lancashire, England. The nearest towns are Adlington and Horwich. The Pike is a prominent local landmark which derives its name from the Old English hreof plus ing meaning the rough or rugged hill and pic, a pointed eminence. The hill was recorded as Rovyng in 1325 and Rivenpike in about 1540. Saxton records the name as Rivenpike Hill on his 1577 map.Geography and geologyThe Pike at 1,191 feet high is the most westerly high point of Winter Hill in the West Pennine Moors. The high moorland is underlain with Carboniferous rocks, the Millstone Grit, sandstones and shales of the Lower Coal Measures which rise high above the Lancashire Plain to the west and Greater Manchester conurbation to the south. The humped shape of the summit coincides with a coal seam of the Lower Coal Measures at around 1,148 feet that outcropped and was mined around 1800. There is evidence of bell pits close to the summit.
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  • If you like to just walk, or if you LOVE motorbikes.... or if you simply want a drive out to somewhere lovely and have a mosey, then Rivington Barn and Pike is the place to go. As a couple, family or ...  read more »
  • See nearly 360 degrees as far as the eye can see orsom view not for any one with a poor ticker the climes a bit steep and it's loose rocks under foot but we'll worth the views u can even see blackpool...  read more »
  • Rivington is a beautiful place and the history of the Japanese Terraced Gardens, Liverpool Castle, etc very interesting well worth a visit. 
  • Brilliant walk even on a cloudy day, you can see most of the North West from Manchester to Blackpool. The steps look worse than they are but there's a ramp that goes round the back for an easier way up. Looking over to the Winter Hill mast looks like an easy walk, it is but don't be fooled by the green grass, it's very very muddy make sure you have waterproof shoes on!
  • I love this whole picturesque area. I usually start at The Old Tithe Barn Car Park, and meander up the slopes past the old Japanese Gardens, past the Pigeon Tower, and on up to The Pike. And oh What Views. On clear days especially, you can see for miles. A bit of exploring is needed on first visit to find lots of hidden gems, especially The Japanese Garden, and Bridge. The footprint of the Old House is worth discovering too, just imagine the Views they had.
  • Excellent views. If on a bike, watch out for the red sock brigade. If part of the red sock brigade, lighten up and enjoy the countryside.
  • Brilliant place to take kids & dogs for walk, lots of hidden places, also a nice cafe at top barn. Even has a GoApe in the woods now
  • Such a fantastic walk getting to the pike and fantastic views once you get there
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