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Rivington

SEASONAL SAVINGS at Go Ape Rivington:

Now you can get an adventure for less with our Seasonal Savings at Go Ape. Enjoy a Treetop Challenge from just £28 per person!*

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!

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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.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was impressed how well the manager and staff treated my son who only made it to stage 2 before it all becoming too much for him. The way they showed compassion and support was excellent, so thank you. I will be passing on my experience to friends and family and will try the zip wires in Grizedale forest too. Many thanks again, Martin Ormesher

    Martin Ormesher

  • Great day out with the kids, value for money, lovely area to look at and zip line along the reservoir. Staff are fabulous, very accommodating, friendly and fun

    Kirsty Rose

  • Great staff gphad great fun with my daughter and her friend even though I wasn’t looking forward to it can’t wait for next time

    Michelle Holden

  • Fantastic experience had by all.... had to amend the booking once.... not a problem! Great friendly staff at Rivington would definitely go again

    Luke

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

    Mohammad ahli

  • Excellent experience from 10 year old to a 47 year old. Loved it all

    jon b

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