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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd November, 2023)

Rivinghton Pike

Rivinghton Pike
Rivington Pike and its tower located on the West Pennine Moors can be seen from miles around. It is 361m (1,200ft) above sea level and offers spectacular views.
(Text from www.visitmanchester.com)

Photo: John (Westhoughton)  (iPhone)
Views: 1,376

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd November 2023 at 08:21

Good one, John! I can remember walking to Rivington on Good Fridays in my teens; it was a tradition, but to be honest I don't think we ever walked to the the tower.....there used to be an ice-cream van and a bit of a funfair and that's as far as we went. Oddly, we were travelling along the motorway in sight of the tower only last week and I thought of those long-ago days and realised I had never been up close to it...what a coincidence that you have put it on p-a-d today!

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2023 at 08:33

It’s a lovely view…I was up Rivington on Monday with my granddaughter having lunch in the c@fe. Gerry Halpin the Horwich artist has painted many views around Rivington and I have copied a couple of his paintings.
Good one John.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd November 2023 at 09:43

I have many lovely happy memories of going to Rivington with my hubby before he passed away three years ago.. we would park the car quite a way from the car park then walk down to the church where we would have our ‘butties’and coffee then set off up to the pike (which I couldn’t do now) the spend another three hours just walking all around the place and always took bananas for the Llamas..I really miss those days of us setting off with our back packs..but they’re lovely memories.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd November 2023 at 10:18

But for having our granddaughters dog once a week I don’t think we would do walking like we do,my mam and dad used to take us there regularly as there wasn’t anywhere to spend any money but we enjoyed every minute in those gardens.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd November 2023 at 13:39

Lovely, I remember the Good Friday walks up there and Ashurst Beacon.
I have all on now to walk up Standishgate!!!!!

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd November 2023 at 13:57

Even though the gardens were overgrown back then there was still a lot of fun to be had around there for children John, and still is. There's great views on a clear day and it's even more magnificent now with the renovations and clearance of the Rhododendron overgrowth. We didn't know it then and probably didn't want to know anything about soap, but we did have a lot to be thankful for it, or more rightly the soap man William Lever, he certainly had vision of what he wanted up there.

Mick did a lot of videos around there and had them on the Forum and YouTube, but none now to be seen on YouTube, so here's a good comprehensive video from Ancient Tide:

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd November 2023 at 14:37

I love it up there John. I have spent a good deal of time up there this last summer.
Limbrick, Anglezarke, Rivington Village, Belmont and Winter Hill just a few of the places I have wandered around.
What better place could you have for a man with a camera.
A couple of hours up there will certainly blow the cobwebs off you if you’re feeling a bit down.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 23rd November 2023 at 14:46

No H in Rivington

Comment by: Larry on 23rd November 2023 at 15:05

hey up Slack Alice has popped in, all we need now is Everard and it'll be a triple show.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 23rd November 2023 at 17:39

Used to walk up here with schoolfriends on Good Fridays in the 60's.We had eaten our sandwiches the time the time we got to Aspull.x

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd November 2023 at 17:57

That tickled me Larry.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd November 2023 at 18:12

Thank you Irene,you can drive to within 200yards from the pike if your careful I will try to put a photo on PAD of my cortina that I took in 2015 as I took a less able friend of mine with the pike a short distance away.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd November 2023 at 18:41

Thank you Veronica can’t beat seeing the grandchildren,we frequent the bottom barn and the bowling club for a steak butty they are good, but the cafe just round the corner from the old Rivington post office seems extremely popular, I was talking to Dora Forshaw on Saturday bet you know her.
Maureen that’s hopefully one thing we may never loose our happy memories .

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd November 2023 at 19:06

Cyril your spot on with your comments about the gardens etc and like Dennis says about loving it up there I also think it’s great and next time I see a man with a expensive camera I will ask is it Mr Seddon, I was going to ask who’s Alice but thought better not as she was correct about the H.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd November 2023 at 19:23

Thankyou John. As for the comment made earlier, the g and the h are next to each other on the keyboard, I'm sure you pressed one by accident and that you know perfectly well that there is no h in Rivington. Talk about nitpicking!

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd November 2023 at 22:08

Thanks again Irene referring to you…….there’s nout wrong with gradeley folk.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2023 at 22:08

Makes me wonder Is it really Abram Alice though…???
Anyone with half a brain can see that is a typo.
It’s spelt correctly in the
next bit.

Comment by: Edna on 27th November 2023 at 21:53

We have walked up there many times, when the children were little, they are now in their fifties. Even when we had no car we went on the bus, hail, rain, and snow. Wonderful memories.

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