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Rivington, Lancashire

Located close to Bolton and only 30-minutes from Manchester, Rivington is Hailed the mini Lake District of Manchester. 

At Go Ape Rivington, you’ll find Treetop Challenge - a high ropes course for adventurers over 10 years old. Rivington’s Treetop challenge offers the perfect blend of blood-pumping action and beautiful country views. Featuring 13-metre-high platforms, and a zip wire over the reservoir.

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Searching for an adventure with children under 10 years? Discover tree top fun for everyone over 1m tall at nearby Go Ape Blackburn.

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If you’re after an adventure for primary aged children, then check out our high ropes activities at nearby Go Ape Blackburn.

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Location Overview

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  • Parking - Free

  • Dogs welcome

  • Food and drink

  • Picnic Area

  • Walking routes

Great House Barn, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton

Prepare for your visit

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.

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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. You really can escape to the countryside. 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.

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.

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  • outdoor activities

    Great afternoon. At Rivington. Easy to book on line. Staff realy friendly. Great fun on the 5 sections of the session, walking through the tree tops. bridges. swings, cargo nets and great Zip wires. Training was good with out being over the top. Safe and confidant all the way round. Jacub was great with kids giving them encouragement and challenge. Supervising without them knowing it (which is a top skill). Had to gave them five stars because they don't go higher !

    D. Rose

  • outdoor activities

    Great day even though it rained. Great fun and very well organised. The team were upbeat and very energetic.

    Lee Knowles

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    Really good fun day with our fairly large group of 8 instructors we’re very friendly and helpful especially when one of our party got quite nervous she was very reassuring overall Great experience!!!

    charlotte naylor

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    The team could not be more accommodating helping to make of day an enjoyable one. Sam was so helpful making sure we had all the support we needed. Will definitely be going back.

    Michael Williams

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    Despite the rain it was still enjoyable & the instructors were fantastic.


  • outdoor activities

    Booked this day out as a birthday treat! I wanted to do something a bit different this year and get myself out of my comfort zone and this day definitely helped me do that! Staff were great and so accommodating for our group as we had a last minute cancellation and a toddler to look after as we went around. Particular shout out for Adam and his great safety demos and even better pep talks to build your confidence in yourself! Thoroughly enjoyed the day and hope to be back again soon!😁