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.Plan to visit Rivington Pike and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rivington attractions using our Rivington vacation route planner.
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Natasha GAugust 17, 2017
I have been coming to this place since I was literally a toddler and every time you always find something else new to look at! There's several different paths you can take from all over the hill each ... more »
AGLiverpoolAugust 13, 2017
Anglezarke water reservoir with its walks is a true hidden gem. What amazing walks and views. Stunning views. Great day out for young and not so young alike. Highly recommend it. more »
ajwbabeAugust 9, 2017
I've walked to the top of the pike many many times and the views are so rewarding. I love that there are so many different routes to the top too. Every visit has something new to offer. Definitely wor... more »
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