From Horwich

Link 12: From Horwich 1.5 miles 2.4 km

Starting point; Bridge Inn

Key: L= left R= right FP=footpath WPW= West Pennine Way


  • Walk up Bridge Street
  • At the corner go straight on path towards housing estate
  • Turn R passing in front of 109-117 Hopwood Ave
  • Take first FP on L up the two steps
  • Continue straight on to end of this FP
  • Turn R up lane passing the Mill & Granary on your R
  • At fork in lane go R
  • Take 2nd turn off on the L passing through Wilderswood Property to go over stile
  • Follow FP through fields up to Ormstons Farm
  • At cross tracks go straight across and take grassy track up hill towards moors
  • After 2nd gate head up field to Pike Cottage
  • Turn L to join WPW heading for Rivington Pike


  • Next West Pennine Way basic instruction is ‘continue to fork in road, take right fork to top of Rivington Pike’.