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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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  • Recently me and my girlfriend had a enjoyable stroll up to the top of Rivington Pike. We parked in the car park at Rivington Hall and walked to the top of the Pike. We didn't have a map but had an ide...  more »
  • Been coming over here for years, my dad used to bring me as a kid, love it up here, super fresh air and great views all round. Walked from the pike to the mast over the moors which was a bit eerie whe...  more »
  • Lovely views from the top, signs weren't great but good nearby parking spots can be seen as you drive in to the area. Not many bins or picnic areas so bring your own bags for rubbish and ideally a mat...  more »
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  • Great family day out with fantastic views, lovely walks through the woods to the Pike. Lots of fun and adventures for children and adults. Very popular. Lovely food at the barns etc
  • Great views. Everyone in the area loves Rivington pike so can get packed in a bank holiday.
  • Good spot for a walk which you can make long or short as you become more familiar with the area. Very high up so go in good weather!
  • 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!
  • Amazing views and you can drive the car all the way to the top