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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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  • Really enjoyed the walks around rivington. Went by the tower, the woods and the reservoir. Very pictuesque. Nice views.  more »
  • The area is great for the less adventurous walker you can go up to the pike to get the views or find more sedately walks to Liverpool castle folly and surrounding area. It is heaven for dogs. Try to a...  more »
  • Something here for everyone. Can make your experience as short or as long as you want it to be. Flat, roads, paths, muddy, steep. Climbing up to the top can be challenging for the beginner but you wil...  more »