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Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)
456m (1497ft)

The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England

The summit of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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85th highest in England,
1093rd highest in Great Britain

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Walk Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) walking UK Mountains in The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland  Lancashire, England

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) Summit

Photo: Bren Allsop

You can find Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The South Peninnes and The Forest of Bowland


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

287 West Pennine Moors, Blackburn, Darwen & Accrington


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

109 Manchester, Bolton & Warrington


Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

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You can walk to the top of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) by using either of these 2 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk l142 Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) and Rivington Pike from Rivington Upper Barn

Manchester's nearest big hill

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:1,113ft (339m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk l217 Lever Park, Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) and Rivington Pike from Rivington Lane

Popular mountain walk close to Manchester

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,536ft (468m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Carl Tillotson walked up Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on November 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Route from Belmont Village [with] June [weather] Bit cloudy not too cold for November

Claire Kirk climbed Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on March 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Rivington [with] Phil [weather] Dull

Sean Mccallister bagged Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on November 22nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Pigeon tower Carpark, Winter hill & Rivington pike [with] Jade Haq [weather] Sunny November day.

Adrian Howard hiked Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on November 2nd, 2011 [from/via/route] From radio station West of trig

Gill Bates summited Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on August 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] from Rivington [with] West Pennines Walking Group,

Rob Meadows conquered Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on February 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park at bottom of Lever gardens to Two Lads & descending onto Belmont Road [with] Diane and Lola [weather] Overcast & blustery

Margaret Richards scaled Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on April 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] l217 Lever Park, Winter Hill & Rivington Pike from Rivington Lane [with] Don and Jess [weather] Cold - Wet & boggy

Leon Harvey has walked up Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) [from/via/route] Rivington Pike/Pigeon Tower, Winter Hill, Two Lads [with] Solo [weather] Overcast, windy - Wet under foot

Syd Barnes climbed Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on January 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Road [with] Alone [weather] Cold, rainy & foggy - Very wet & muddy

Isaac Mirza bagged Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) on May 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] Smithills, Barrow Bridge, Walker Fold, Two lads, Winter Hill, Smithills Moor, Horrocks Fold, Smithills. [with] Self [weather] Good. Clear sunny day.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Yarrow Reservoir and Anglezarke Reservoir from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Yarrow Reservoir and Anglezarke Reservoir from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Gill Ratcliffe (3)

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from near Lead Mines Clough

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from near Lead Mines Clough

Photo: Mark Atkinson (1)

Snow on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Snow on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (13)

Warning sign on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Warning sign on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (16)

The huge mast on the summit of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

The huge mast on the summit of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Ken Aitkin (1)

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from Two Lads (Rivington Moor)

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from Two Lads (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (23)

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from Rivington Pike

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) from Rivington Pike

Photo: Mike Walker (21)

Memorial on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Memorial on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (17)

Telecommunications tower on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Telecommunications tower on Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (15)

The tall TV mast on the summit of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

The tall TV mast on the summit of Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (18)

Rivington Reservoir from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Rivington Reservoir from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Gill Ratcliffe (2)

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) summit trig point

Winter Hill (Rivington Moor) summit trig point

Photo: Mike Walker (14)

Great Hill and Spitlers Edge from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Great Hill and Spitlers Edge from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (12)


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