About Rivington

The defacto web site about Rivington in Lancashire, Winter Hill and various places in the glorious West Pennine Moors.

The West Pennine Moors are both breathtakingly beautiful, and a rich source of interest and recreation for many people.

Burnt Edge

Burnt Edge

Burnt Edge is a continuation of the valley of the Dean Brook as it rises to the higher slopes of Winter Hill. Featuring great moorland views out over Bolton and hills of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, together with tons of industrial archaeology.

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Burnt Edge Colliery

Burnt Edge Colliery

The ruins and remains of an old coal mining colliery and brickworks on the moorland below Burnt Edge.

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Winter Hill

Winter Hill

The highest point for miles and just short of a mountain, Winter Hill is a key part of the West Pennine Moors and a habitat for a huge range of wildlife. With evidence of occupation going back literally thousands of years there is plenty of history on and under the hill. Winter Hill was also the site of a historic mass trespass that gave us open access to much of the moorland today.

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Walker Fold

Walker Fold

An excellent area for walking and wildlife situated around a glacial valley with great scenery and plenty to explore from open moorland to mixed woodland trails.

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Walker Fold Woods

Walker Fold Woods

A woodland trail following Dean Brook down the valley with excellent wildlife from lizards to wild deer.

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Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike

All about Rivington Pike, a prominent hill above the town of Horwich in Lancashire, topped by an easily recognizable tower on site of an ancient beacon fire.

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The Japanese Lake

The Japanese Lake

The Japanese Lake was the centre-piece of Leverhulme’s Japanese Garden. A tranquil lake with ornamental lanterns and a pagoda in mock-Japanese style, a bridge reminiscent of the famous Willow Pattern and waterfalls over a man-made rock wall with small caves.

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The Dovecote Tower

The Dovecote Tower

A former summer house built by Leverhulme for his wife. Known locally as the Pigeon Tower, this tower never did house doves but stands adjacent to the dovecote.

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