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Feb 23, 2024


Why Lancasters love Rivington… Rivington and its surrounding hills played host to part of the cycle race when Manchester held the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The locals already knew how picturesque the surroundings were but the coverage earned the area some very well deserved publicity. Sir Bradley Wiggins has commented that the areas iconic Rivington Pike is one of his vey favourite summits (and he has some good ones to choose from!). The woodland, rolling fields and maze of pathways provides a lovely rural ambiance in and around the village and we feel that Rivington is our local slice of the Lake District. With a small church, popular Secondary School and a Foundation Primary School, scenic reservoirs and access to a few nice eateries (be it a cafe, pub or restaurant) people are attracted to the area from far and wide. There are very few houses in the area and given planning restrictions they are a relatively fixed supply. The village in general is a great benefit to the surrounding area and those who live within Rivington most probably consider themselves very fortunate. The feature that we think is the strongest is the proximity to the ‘real world’. Living here allows you to retreat into rural surroundings yet you can still get to the motorway and train station within 10-15 minutes - what a winning combination.