GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Winter Hill

8 miles (13.5 km)

Enjoy a walk to Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors in Lancashire. The walk begins in Rivington Country Park and takes you to the 1,496 feet (456m) high summit on a series of footpaths.
After leaving the country park you ascend crossing Rivington Moor with fine views of Rivington Reservoir and Anglezarke Reservoir. You continue towards the village of Belmont where there is the opportunity for a short detour to the pretty Belmont Reservoir. After leaving Belmont you ascend towards the summit of the hill where you will see the Winter Hill TV Mast. From here there are fabulous views towards Greater Manchester, Blackpool Tower,Jodrell Bank Observatory,Snaefell in theIsle of Man and the Lake District mountains.
The descent takes you to Crooked Edge Hill and Horwich before returning to the country park.
To continue your walking in the area try the climb to the nearby Rivington Pike. It's another very popular hike with an ascent through the old Lever Park terraced gardens and more great views from the summit.

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

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


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GPX File

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