The Photo Walk to Rivington Terraced Gardens took place on Sunday 21st November. Winter certainly felt to be in air as we set about walking to the terraced gardens in bright sunshine under clear skies.
We gathered for a group photo under the seven-arch bridge before crossing the bridge and climbing the steps to the Italian Lake. To my surprise the lake was virtually empty. I had hoped we’d be able to use reflection in the water to add impact to our photographs.
Undaunted we ascended yet another set of stairs to the Pigeon Tower. From here we had views over the surrounding countryside to the coast. Blackpool Tower was easy to make out with Heysham Power Station and the Lakeland Fells beyond. Lunch was taken sitting on the remains of the walls where the Bungalow used to be. Even after 3 ½ hours exploring the Terraced Gardens, 3 members stayed on and walked to Rivington Pike Tower.
Amongst the group of 14 it was good to see 4 members who joined LSAPS this season plus a guest on the walk. We had an enjoyable day in the fresh (cold) air exploring the gardens taking photos and chatting as we went. Having seen some of what Rivington has to offer I hope people will want to go back and explore the area again and incorporate the lower slopes around the reservoirs.