West Pennine Moors

Public Transport based walk with Ravi.

10.0 mi


Walk leader to meet at Adlington Station

A circular walk in the West Pennines Moors, with contrasting landscapes, including the wild upland moors, the wooded remains of Lord Leverhulmes estate and the reservoirs.

Starting at Adlington train station, we head north east, initially on pavement then path over to the village of Rivington, passing between upper and lower Rivington reservoirs along the way. The route then starts a gradual ascent to Rivington Hall Barn and onto the first steep section of the walk up to Pigeon Tower. After a bit of walking on the flat to catch our breath there is the short ascent up to Rivington Pike, one of the areas best known landmarks, rising 1,187 feet (362m) above the West Lancashire Plain. Depending on what the weather is doing we may have our lunch there while we stop to admire the views.

From there we drop down the hill, across farmland, continuing our descent to Lower Rivingon Reservoir and the folly of Liverpool Castle. Then it's a walk along the reservoir, back to the village and on to the upper reservoir, taking in views of Winter Hill and to the north, Anglezarke and Great Hill. When we're back at Rivington for the second time we trace our steps to Adlington station. For those who want to stay for a drink before they set off home The White Bear, 5-10 minutes before we reach the station, is a good option.

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.

10:05: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

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

11:00: Walk starts at Adlington Station.

Return from Adlington Station. 1609 / 1709 / 1739 / 1836 / 1911

Waypoints: Rivington Village, Rivington Hall Barn, Pigeon Tower, Rivington Pike, Liverpool Castle, Upper and Lower Rivington Reservoirs.

7-5-2016 10:05 7-5-2016 20:00:00 Europe/London West Pennine Moors Adlington Station MAD Walkers
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