- Range Walking Club
- Thursday 27th December
- As usual at this time of the year there will be just one
walk enabling all club members to meet and chat during
our procession around a local beauty spot.
- Rivington may be only 30 miles away but in a small area
it encompasses many features of interest and beauty. We
start from the Great Hall Barn (ample parking) and make,
via Rivington Hall, for the terraced gardens with their
shadows of yesteryear. The pace will be slow as we
gradually reach Rivington Pike (1184') and have the whole
of West Lancashire at our feet. From the Pike we descend
to glance by Horwich and head for lunch at the Ridgeway
Arms, east of Blackrod. We retrace our steps to the
reservoir and then cling to the shore as we make for
Liverpool Castle an impressive ruin. From there it is a
short stroll to the cars.
- Distance: 4 miles and 600' of ascent before lunch; 3
miles and flat after lunch.
Leader: Garfield Southall
The walk will start at 10 a.m. sharp and finish by 4.00
p.m. Meet 10.00 a.m. (prompt please) at Great House (also
known as Bottom or Lower) Barn, Rivington (G.R. 628138).
The most direct route is the M58 to Orrell, taking the
A577 into Wigan Town Centre. Once under the railway
bridge and just before the actual town centre follow
BOLTON signs on the right. Watch out for the HORWICH
signs. The Rugby League ground (floodlights can be
clearly seen) should be on your left. This is the B5238
and is a straightforward run into Horwich. After passing
over the A6 and under the M61, a mile or so further on
you reach Horwich and the A673. LEVER PARK AVE. is only a
matter of yards along the A673 and its entrance is
flanked by two light coloured pillars. If you know the
route it should take just under the hour; 60-75 minutes
if you don't. Distance is 29 miles.
LUNCH, We have arranged for a 3 - course meal to be served
at lunchtime for an inclusive cost of £3.00. - starting
with soup and finishing with ice-cream.