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Saturday 29th June

2024

charity hike

Join us for Portman Peaks 2024, our
Annual Social Charity Hike

Portman Peaks Annual Social Hike

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Live

Saturday 29th June

2024

charity hike

Join us for Portman Peaks 2024, our Annual Social Charity Hike

Portman Peaks Annual Social Hike

Register your interest

Walk, Talk and Relax in Beautiful surroundings with like minded people

Portman Recruitment is very proud to announce it will be hosting a Charity Hike to raise money for a chosen children’s charity.   This will become an annual event where people get together from the social work world and beyond.   This will be a great chance to meet new people in the great outdoors. 

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When, Where and Why

Saturday 29th June

Starts at 9am
Children & Dogs Welcome

Chorley Three Peaks

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White Coppice car park, Chorley PR6 9DE

Receiving Charity

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Registered Charity pending

Walk, Talk and Relax in Beautiful surroundings with like minded people

Portman Recruitment is very proud to announce it will be hosting a Charity Hike to raise money for a chosen children’s charity.   This will become an annual event where people get together from the social work world and beyond. This will be a great chance to meet new people in the great outdoors. Official Countdown to the beginning of Portman Peaks: 

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Join our Annual Event and bring friends, family and colleagues ...

Portman Charity Walk

Saturday 29th June 2024  Walk Starts 9am

Meeting 9am, White Coppice car park, Chorley PR6 9DE

Overview

The route ascends the moorland, offering breathtaking countryside views and interesting sites like a sheltered bench on Great Hill, TV masts, and a 1958 air disaster site on Winter Hill. Descend past landmarks such as Crooked Edge Hill, also known as the Two Lads, and ascend Rivington Pike to find an 18th-century tower. Explore the Rivington Terraced Gardens with its Japanese Lake, Dovecote Tower, and historical ruins. The journey continues through Rivington Hall, Brere’s Meadow, and along Yarrow and Anglezarke Reservoirs, ending back at White Coppice cricket club. Note the necessity of proper footwear as it will be boggy in places.

Clothing

The British weather is unpredictable at best, so always plan for the worst when deciding what kit to take. Always better to have extra clothing in your rucksack.

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Rucksack
  • Walking boots

Food

The hike will include a picnic-style lunch stop where you’ll need to bring your own food

Energy food such as snack bars and sweets always go down well

Note that although there may be pub stops, it is unlikely that there will be time to eat at pubs, as the pubs may be very busy, or there may be a large group walk in

Drink

  • Drinks to keep you hydrated for the hike (2-3 litres)
  • Flask tea/coffee always a good shout
  • Refreshments will be provided by Portman at the finish line

Further Info

Great Hill, at an elevation of 1250 ft, provides some incredible panoramic views from Anglezarke Moor of Winter Hill, Rivington Pike, Round Loaf and Darwen Tower. From here, you have the option of heading to any of these places should you decide to, or you can turn around and go back the way you came.

White Coppice To Great Hill is a pleasant hike, especially on a beautiful summer’s day, and will easily clock 10, 000 steps onto your pedometer. Definitely a walk for someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time on a hike or get too adventurous, but to do a hearty, cardiovascular bit of exercise.

Taking dogs up is permitted but there are sheep roaming as you’re travelling through open farmland so please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Unfortunately there’s been instances where dogs have savaged and killed sheep in this area due to inconsiderate owners. Respect the countryside.

Date of Event

  • Saturday 29th June

Meeting Point

  • Meeting from 8.30 am
  • Walk starts at 9 am
  • White Coppice car park, Chorley PR6 9DE
  • Car Park is FREE
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Just us on an exciting 11.5-mile trail near Chorley through Rivington Moor’s peaks: Great Hill, Winter Hill, and Rivington Pike, starting at White Coppice cricket club.

Footwear

Please avoid wearing trainers as they won’t keep your feet dry (think long wet grass, boggy moorland, streams, and muddy fields) and they offer very little ankle support on rough paths (mountain walks especially), making twisting an ankle far easier.

How to get there

White Coppice is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Chorley. Go down B6229 onto Heapey Rd and then Tithe Barn Lane before turning right onto Coppice Lane. Follow this lane down to the bottom and you’ll enter White Coppice.

How long does it take?

Allow a good 4-6 hours to do this walk

Accessibility

Not pram or wheelchair friendly at all. Steep rocky sections. You need to be sturdy on your feet.

Children

Only attempt this hike with young kids if they are used to hiking.