Rivington Barn

What a start to a walk glorious sunshine and in December ? Sunshine the one thing that had eluded us all summer and we get it right at the end of the year, pity there was only four of us there to take advantage of it. And on paper I was the slowest of the bunch as the group consisted of Norman “Speedy” to his mates, John “Usain bolt” and Dave “ flash” and me.
From the car park we made our way up to Rivington Pike via the terraced gardens, from there we took a route over to Winter Hill with the best views of the transmitter id experienced as all previous ventures up there had been shrouded in cloud.
From here we made our way down towards Belmont and then made our way towards the Witton Weaver way towards Tockholes. A favourite path of mine as id used it the previous Sunday on a Ramblers walk.
From the forest we took a path that crossed the road before taking us up to Great Hill where a photo opertunity took place, from here we descended down towards White Coppice Cricket ground for lunch were John commented on the nice views. We then made our way towards Anglezarke Res and follwed the path back towards the cars, everything was going well until the very last field at which point we had to negotiate a quadmire with no way of getting round as it stretched completely from one side to the other. Norman heroicly decided to take the bull by the horns and basically went for it, bad idea :) the rest negoiated the tiny stream with varying levels of success Dave decalred that his feet where still dry ,John wearing his trainers got slightly wet, however I got soaked through as water was deeper than expected and could be heard squelching back to the car park.
Once back we had a well deserved brew which John kindly paid for … top bloke.
To recap
16m
5hrs 20 mins
wet feet lol

Anglezarke Res Great Hill scenic waiting White Coppice Criket ground Winter Hill