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General: Rivington is a small rural village situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors at the foot of the popular tourist attraction, Rivington Pike. It is located 6 miles South East of Chorley and 8 miles North West of Bolton. With a previous history in agriculture and hand loom weaving, this small village now has a population of around 100+. The agricultural industry, in particular sheep farming, still remains with farmsteads isolated by reservoirs and hillsides, however the main income to the area is now through tourism. The area surrounding Rivington is a conservation area which has helped to maintain its image as a small tranquil village. Property values are very high for this coveted area.

Location: Rivington is an isolated village but the M61 does run nearby to the west and there are main roads linking to nearby towns. Horwich and Anderton are the nearest towns for bus/train links.

Healthcare: Due to the small size of the village, health and medical centres are located in the surrounding towns of Horwich and Anderton.

Education: Despite its small population. Rivington is served by Rivington Foundation Primary School, Rivington & Blackrod High School, including a specialist technology college.

Local facilities: Facilities in the area are limited and again the nearby towns of Horwich and Anderton are the nearest serving.

Leisure: Rivington is a very popular area for walkers, hikers and cyclists. It offers a quiet rural setting for family activity. Rivington Pike is a popular hill summit and tourist attraction and Rivington also boasts Lever Park.

Local authority: Chorley Borough Council.

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