GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Billinge Hill

1 miles (2.4 km)

Climb to the highest point on Merseysideand enjoy fantastic views as far as Snowdonia in Wales on this walk in St Helens.
The walk starts in Longshaw where there is a footpath into the woods of the Billinge Plantation, just off Crank Road. Follow the woodland trails south and you will gradually ascend to the hill summit on the other side of the plantation.
The hill stands at a height of 179m (587ft) commanding fine views towards Great Orme in Wales, Blackpool tower, Greater Manchester, Winter Hill and the DerbyshirePeak District.You'll also see a beacontowerat the summit and several largetransmittermastsnearby.
After taking in the views the route descends to the woods and returns to the start point.
To extend your walking in the area head north and visit the two reservoirs at the pretty Orrell Water Park.
You could also pick up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and enjoy an easy towpath stroll on our Wigan Canal Walk.

Billinge Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Billinge Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The hill is not far from the lovely Carr Mill Dam. This large lake has some good waterside footpaths and lots of wildlife to see.
The Rainford Walk starts from the village to the west of the site. It visits the hill before heading to the Orrell Water Park. There's a nice pub there for post walk refreshment as well.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Merseyside Walks page.

Photos

Rainbow over Billinge Plantation - geograph.org.uk - 878758

Rainbow over Billinge Plantation

The Beacon on Billinge Hill - geograph.org.uk - 902513

The Beacon on Billinge Hill

View from Billinge Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1531391

View from Billinge Hill

View Billinge to Great Orme - geograph.org.uk - 1531394

View Billinge to Great Orme

Rainbow over Billinge Hill - geograph.org.uk - 920092

Rainbow over Billinge Hill

Billinge Chapel End - Houghwood

Billinge Chapel End

Communication masts around Billinge Hill - geograph.org.uk - 155

Communication masts around Billinge Hill

Billinge plantation - geograph.org.uk - 1053005

Billinge plantation

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Billinge Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)