Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 425 metres
Start/finish: Rivington Country Park, BL6 7SB
Follow Rivington Lane uphill for about ½ mile then turn L and follow the zig-zagging paths up the wooded hillside and past the gardens to the tower and summit of Rivington Pike (2.3 miles/3.7km). Follow the footpath south, turning L at the junction below Brown Hill, continue south to the next junction by Pike Cottage. Turn L onto the Rotary Way at Pike Cottage and follow this across the moor towards the TV masts. Leave the Rotary Way and run right next to the masts to the trig point on Winter Hill (4.4 miles/7.1km). Continue on the path descending north to Rivington Road. Turn L on the road then L onto Belmont Road, following this around Noon Hill to the path below Rivington Pike. Turn R here and head west downhill to return to the start.
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