We think this review from a travel website sums our home town up perfectly: ‘Horwich is a very pleasant, scenic area with friendly people and a friendly atmosphere’.
A small and vibrant town centre hosts many independently owned shops and services and combines well with the large retail and leisure complex at The Middlebrook close to the Bolton Wanderers football stadium. The transport infrastructure is superb having several points of access to mainline train stations running towards Manchester and the junction into the M61 means that the ‘worlds your oyster’. Outside of main commuter times Manchester city centre can be reached in around half an hour whilst the stunning south Lake District will be around one hour.
One of the highlights of Horwich and a feature that consistently attracts people to settle in the town is the impressive surrounding countryside. With Rivington Pike as its icon the area includes Winter Hill and the West Pennine Moors Country Park. For those who love the outdoors be it for walking your dog, cycling or simply ambling around then you can’t fail to love this very special aspect of the area. On a clear day from ‘The Pike’ itself you can see the Fylde coast with the outline of Blackpool tower and a glance further south will show of the distant Snowdon range in North Wales. If your hill walking days are behind you however there is equally impressive and level surroundings in Rivington Village with a number of reservoirs whilst the nearby village of Adlington plays host to a stretch of the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Growing families have the choice of several private day nurseries and there is a healthy supply of Primary schools whilst the town is covered by two main Secondary Schools. Bolton Independent School which covers nursery through to A level stage is around five miles away. We feel that the package on offer within Horwich is very family friendly and therefore many people settle in the town for a lengthy stay.