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Rivington

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!

go ape adventures at rivington

MANCHESTER'S OWN MINI LAKE DISTRICT

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 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.

Make A Day of It

  • Hike to the top of Rivington Pike – 1000 metres 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.
  • I absolutely loved it!! The staff are so friendly and helpful.. will definitely be going back

    Aneesa Khan

  • Great fun had by all 😁

    Dawn

  • Me and my 2 brothers thoroughly enjoyed our trip to rivington go ape, I will certainly b2 recommending this place to everyone and we will be back very soon :) The staff were lovely and very thorough

    Elizabeth

  • The most friendly staff, loved our instructor so much, and the course was fun, exciting, and totally safe.

    Mohammad ahli

  • Excellent service, from booking to the day itself the experience was top class. My children really enjoyed the day with all the staff being friendly and helpful too.

    Martin

  • Me and my son went to go ape at Rivington and we had a great time. Instructor Ian was great and explained everything so that we could have an enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.

    Stuart Spencer

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