Woodland Walk of the Week: Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike-Copyright Visit North West
31 May 2016

If you’ve got a head for heights, Rivington Pike may be a walk for you! Standing at 1,191 feet above sea level it is a great place to spot Blackpool Tower, Jodrell Bank, the Isle of Man and the Lake District fells on a clear day. Once used as a beacon to signal the approach of the Spanish Armada, the peak now sites Pike Tower, a simple eighteenth century structure historically used as a hunting lodge.

There are numerous walks in the area, the most popular including a stroll through Rivington Terraced Gardens. Two such walks can be found here:


Access is easiest by car, with the nearest large (and free!) car park being at Rivington Hall Barn. The weather has been glorious this weekend, we hope you can get out to Rivington and enjoy the weather!