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Rivington   Views: 1334
Off up The Pike   Comments: 20
Photo: Mick Langton   Item #: 30767  
Off up The Pike

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  November 2010 and my young granddaughter is intent on conquering Rivington Pike.  

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Comments by Helen of Troy, 3rd October 2018  
What a delightful photo. Thank you Mick

Comments by Poet, 3rd October 2018  
What would be the hill distant left?. Parbold,Harrock,Hunters?..
I'm often up adjacent Great hill and can never decide.

Comments by john brown, 3rd October 2018  
Did she manage it then?

Comments by Mick Langton, 3rd October 2018  
She did John.

Comments by Jarvo, 3rd October 2018  
This is coming from the Bolton side I presume...

Comments by Dennis Miller, 4th October 2018  
Is that coming down Two Lads (Crooked Edge Hill) Mick?

Comments by Mick Langton, 4th October 2018  
Yes Dennis it is taken from Crooked Edge Hill just off Georges Lane.I don't think the distant hill is Parbold Poet, I would say this view is looking north. I'll have a closer look next time I'm up there!

Comments by Poet, 4th October 2018  
View is looking west Mick over the Lancs plain to Southport.
The M6 is running parallel to the horizon.
I reckon those hills are to the southwest. Hunters Hill I reckon.
Lovely photo by the way.Regards.

Comments by Cullie, 4th October 2018  
Now then Mick this is an unusual shot on your behalf
Where are the class 40ís

Comments by Mick Langton, 4th October 2018  
Poet if I can still read an OS map(and I think I can) this is looking north, maybe slightly NNW. Looking west from this point you would see Rivington reservoirs and the M61. Thanks for the compliment by the way.

Comments by Mick, 4th October 2018  
Anybody who gets out and about would know it was Hunter hill

Comments by Poet, 4th October 2018  
Thanks for responding Mick. I'm still baffled by yonder hill however! Clearly not the Lakeland fells. Perhaps the key lies in the position of the mast on Winter Hill which stands to the north east of the Pike. You can see the path to it running off on the right.

Comments by From Where, 5th October 2018  
What a view , this child that grew , what a new and glorious adventure !
As we question , argue and debate , her mark is not yet born in fate , she sees just an open , empty , far reaching canvas .. what a moment , we each can fill , as one book opens , one lies still . I hope she will fly , donít you ..

Comments by Poet, 6th October 2018  
She sees just an open empty canvas... lovely words to match this photo.

Comments by Poet, 6th October 2018  
A Resolute Young Lady's View

Threads of frost net the dry stone walls.
Iron rimmed wheels on granite biting cold.
The wind plastering the heather back
In to the icy skull of Winter Hill,
Face skinned raw in the blowlamp roaring chill.
And armed with gloves and hat and scarf
I have no need for logs and hearth.

Comments by Pw, 6th October 2018  
An excellent photo.

Comments by Philip G., 6th October 2018  
Mick. I hope that the title of my verse meets with your approval. Thanks.

"Miss Langton (By Rivington Pike.)"

Kindly friends on pathway, parted
To you I shall return
With giddy tales of fairies bright,
From yonder hilltop, churned.

You'll love my glib, and day-long smile
Then sway in measured time
While gentle notes from smaller stems
Will get you fairies nine.

I'll also give my honest word
Of which you'll hearten much
Come Springtime bloom - your pastel shades -
Will feel my gentle touch.

Comments by Mick Langton, 8th October 2018  
Only one problem Philip G. She is my daughters daughter so a Miss Doran!

Comments by Philip G., 8th October 2018  
Thanks Mick (I was aware that 'I could get it wrong'). And my apologies to all concerned. A very good photo, too.


Comments by Poet, 10th October 2018  
Went up the Pike and Two Lads today and took some compass readings. From the cairn on Two Lads on a line with the tower I got 290 degrees. From Mick's approx vantage point 300. What I presume is Hunter's Hill reads due west.

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