New Bolton poster from Statement Artworks

One of my favourite walks in the whole of the North West of England is up and around Rivington Pike, close to Bolton.

The beauty spot, with its distinctive folly and stepped path, has been a popular day out for Boltonians and other Lancastrians for over a hundred years - a welcome respite from the work in the mills and mines of the Industrial Revolution. The views stretch across the Lancashire plain below, all the way to the coast and Blackpool Tower.

But beware, the bogs, linked by countless streams and springs, on the plateau at the top can catch the unwary by surprise. Of course the people of Bolton don't really look down on the rest of Lancashire, not in a snobby way, at least - just physically. 

This is my latest Statement Artworks poster and is available in A1 and A2 sizes from

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