Chorley Police urge people to stay safe while doing popular walk this Easter weekend

Posted on - 1st April, 2021 - 8:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News
Rivington Pike Pic: Chorley Police
Easter weekend traditionally brings lots of visitors to Rivington Pike Pic: Chorley Police

Police are urging visitors to Rivington Pike to stay safe this weekend.


Easter weekend, particularly Good Friday, traditionally brings people from far and wide to complete the walk to the Pike.

Police say they are expecting even more visitors this year due to the relaxation of Covid-19 rules.

Read more: Avenham Park Easter Egg rolling is cancelled for second year and goes virtual

A spokesperson for Chorley Police said: “Given the lifting of restrictions to the Rule of 6 we are expecting a high volume of people this year. We are just asking that people stay safe.

“To help keep the public safe we are running a multi-agency operation, which includes Chorley Police, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, United Utilities, North West 4×4 response, Rivington Heritage Trust, St John’s Ambulance Chorley / Bolton Council and the many local businesses in the Rivington area.”

A missing from home and information post will be situated on the route up to the Pike between 9am and 5pm. Visitors can also expect to see a high presence of emergency services.

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Are you planning to complete the walk to the Pike? Let us know in the comments.

Preston in pictures Ornate Georgian building with tacky shop fronts in PrestonWeeds on the canal at PrestonBoat crane reflection at Preston DocksTowards Preston from PenworthamGreen Winckley Square at PrestonJust surviving magnolia plants at Avnham ParkNorth West Design Collective in PrestonNorth West Design Collective in Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.