Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Katherine Hamlett & Stu Edwards.
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.
10:00: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
£4.10 return to Blackrod
10:22: Train departs for the walk start at Blackrod Station.
10:55: Walk starts at Blackrod Station.
Return from Blackrod Station. 16:12; 17:12; 18:19; 19:12
Waypoints: Blackrod Station, Anderton Old Hall Farm, Rivington Lodge, Great House Information Centre, Rivington Pike, Jepson's Bridge, Blackrod Station
Toilets are located at the lunch stop.