Wednesday, 27th October 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Wallsuches, Burnt Edge, Two Boys and Rivington Pike
Start Point: Rivington car park opposite High School Grid Reference: SD 634 127
Distance: 8.6 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 4.75 hours    
Weather: Fine, dry, breezy on the tops with good visibility
Comments: 21 walkers. The regulars were joined by a couple of visitors from Chorley Ramblers who shed some interesting light on the name of Tiger Clough (site of an illicit drinking still) and the site of Horwich’s plague burials. Some concern over the tipping of building waste on Horwich Moor which not only spoils its appearance but also interferes with the drainage.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Crossing Tiger Clough . . .

 

and a feeder stream for Rivington Reservoir

 

A bridleway - being fully used!

 

Craftsman at work

 

Autumn colours

 

A view from Horwich Moor

 

On Burnt Edge

 

Not far from Winter Hill TV mast

 

Lunching on Winter Hill

 

It's too warm to hibernate yet

 

At Two Boys

 

Rivington Pike - here we come

 

A few of the happy band

 

The course of the River Douglas

 

The advance party head for Rivington Tower . . .

 

where we all admire the view

 

Descending from the tower . . .

 

and past the dovecote

 

Come - walk this way

 

More Autumn colour . . .

 

which were spectacular in Lever Park

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