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Hailed the mini Lake District of Manchester, Rivington is a perfect location for Go Ape. With its rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and woodland bustling with wildlife, it has proved to be a hit with adrenaline lovers who enjoy a whole day out. On the edge of the moors, there’s a wonderful sense of wilderness to Rivington Go Ape. High up in this open, spacious site, our Treetop Challenge offers the perfect blend of blood-pumping action and beautiful country views. With 13-metre-high platforms and a brilliant free-falling Tarzan Swing, this is the only Go Ape location in the UK to feature a zip wire over water. Remember to open your eyes and soak up the view of the reservoir!


Save 15% With A Treetop Challenge Family Ticket

Save on your next family adventure when you book Treetop Challenge at Go Ape Rivington. All you need to do is enter FAMILY15 at checkout.

The key details

  • 15% family discount for Treetop Challenge at Go Ape Rivington
  • Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 6 per booking
  • One or more participants to be under 16
  • One or more participants to be over 18 (max of 2 adults)
  • Enter the code at checkout for the discount to be applied 
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other code or promotion

go ape adventures at rivington


You really can escape to the countryside at Go Ape Rivington. With its rugged hills, picture-postcard views and bustling woodland this is a great location for some tree-high challenges.

Close to Bolton, 20-minutes from Preston, 30-minutes from Manchester and an hour from Leeds you’ll get a sense of what awaits as you approach. Steeped in history you can admire the two reservoirs and Rivington House Barn which dates back to the 18th century.

Once you’ve got your feet back on firm ground, why not go off the grid for further exploration and fun?

Head into Rivington which is described as one of the prettiest villages in Lancashire.

Rivington Pike is a popular hiking destination and at 1,191-feet above sea level, you can see the Blackpool Tower, Isle of Man and the Lake District Fells on a clear day. There’s also Rivington Terraced Gardens to discover with its hidden paths, caves, structures and lakes.

If all this activity works up an appetite, head over to the historic Great House Barn and Tearoom for some light refreshments.

Location Overview

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  • Parking - Free

  • Dogs welcome

  • Food and drink

  • Picnic Area

  • Walking routes

Great House Barn, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton

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Know Before You Go

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Parking is free, but leave additional time to park as it can get very busy.

Make A Day of It

  • Hike to the top of Rivington Pike – over 1000 feet above sea level.

  • Enjoy some refreshments in the Great House Barn Café. 
  • Head over to Rivington Terraced Gardens to discover hidden paths, caves, structures and lakes.
  • Excellent experience from 10 year old to a 47 year old. Loved it all

    jon b

  • went for my 14 year old sons birthday 4 kids 5 adults all of us had a great time ,the instructors were very good made the experience even better well worth a visit

    Sarah Edwards

  • Fabulous place to burn off some energy. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Would and have recommended it to lots of people. Thank you all and hopefully see you again soon. 🐒🐒🐒

    Stephen Cornthwaite

  • Thank you for making my partners 30th Birthday experience so enjoyable

    John Gorner

  • Absolutely brilliant. The staff are second to none, great personalities, make you feel at ease making the experience relaxed, exciting and more than anything highly enjoyable. It took just under 3 hours to do the course, some of it challenging and scary to be honest (personally for me at least), so you do need to push yourself out of you comfort zone on occasions. The zip lines were awesome; could have gone up and down those all day, it was great to act like a big kid and let yourself go. Definitely would recommend but word of warning do put on those fancy expensive clothes be prepared to get dirty which makes it all the more fun.

    Natalie Koncsol

  • Had a great time at Rivington Go Ape. Very well looked after - all the staff were great, but Julie in particular was fab. The course itself isn't quite as exciting as Grizedale Forest, and I didn't get on with the new fiddly "shuttle" mechanisms, but still we all had a great time

    Michael Hall