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Through the Park to the Pike

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

8.2 mi

300m

18

8.2 mi

300m

Through the Park to the Pike

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

Overlooking the towns of Horwich and Blackrod is the unmistakeable pike at Rivington, gatekeeper to the vast expanse of the West Pennine Moors. For those who enjoy a varied walk, this route is a great opportunity to explore the sights and history of Lord Leverhulme's Estate, which even includes a little known castle. With good terrain underfoot and a steady ascent you will be able to take in the fantastic views from this Lancashire vantage point. After surveying all before us we will make our way down for a well-earned tipple at the ideally located pub!

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

10:10: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Blackrod £5.30

10:23: Train departs for the walk start at Blackrod Station.

10:55: Walk starts at Blackrod Station.

Return from Blackrod Station. 16:13, 17:13, 17:44, 17:54, 18:40

Waypoints: Blackrod Station, Anderton Old Hall Farm, Rivington Lodge, Great House Information Centre, Rivington Pike, Jepson's Bridge, Blackrod Station

Extra:

Toilets are located at the lunch stop.

Some of the return train services call at Manchester Piccadilly, not Victoria.

18-3-2017 10:10 18-3-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Through the Park to the Pike Blackrod Station MAD Walkers
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