Whilst in your campervan that you’ve got on hire from our Manchester airport or Manchester city centre depot why not take in the scenic views of the West Pennine Hills.
Jump in your camper and head north on the M60 motorway which skirts round Manchester city centre and head towards Bolton more in particular the village of Rivington which lies on the most westerly point of the Pennines.
Whatever time of year you visit here there is always something going on. There are motorbike rallies every Sunday where thousands of bikers converge on the main barn car park for a catch up and a bite to eat. In the autumn it’s one of the best locations to find conkers.
At any time of year if you’re an avid hill climber or walker then Rivington offers woodland walks up what the locals call Winter Hill due to the fact if any snow arrives it hits this land mark first. In clear weather conditions, it also offers views of Blackpool Tower, Snaefell in the Isle of Man, the Cumbrian Mountains, Snowdonia in North Wales, Liverpool, Southport, the Irish Sea, Peak District, the Pennines and much of the North West of England. On a clear day the summit offers a view of four national parks – The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Snowdonia.
After a day walking up hills and round woodland passes it’s time to leave Rivington and head east to the traditional industrial market town of Bury. The world famous open air market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and is famous for its local delicacy Black Pudding.
Bury most famous resident was Sir Robert Peel who was the British Prime Minister who founded the Metropolitan Police and Conservative Party. The Peel Memorial stands outside Bury parish church and the Peel Monument stands on Holcombe Hill in Ramsbottom, overlooking the borough.
After purchasing your food for the night it’s time to head back to your campervan and find somewhere to stay for the night. The advantages of a hire campervan is that you can find an abundance of camp sites that are a lot cheaper than staying in a hotel and most of them are electric sites so you can hook up your vehicle.
After a relaxing sleep in your campervan head south down the M66 towards Heaton Park. If you’re a huge music fan a local Manchester band called Oasis played here in 2009 in front of 70,000 fans. The park has a large boating lake which you can hire out pedalos or canoes and take a trip around the park. There are activities on here at the barn and a small animal centre which is home to small animals and an arts and craft centre.
Science and Industry Museum
Another must see in Manchester is the Science and Industry Museum which is in the centre of the city. Take a trip here and tie in a visit to the main shopping centre which attracts thousands of visitors each week. The science museum is home to interactive activities for adults and kids alike. It houses old aircraft and cotton spinning machines that were the driving force behind the industrial revolution that made a big boom in the North West.
The museum is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage; and is situated on the site of the world’s first railway station – Manchester Liverpool Road – which opened as part of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in September 1830. The railway station frontage and 1830 warehouse are both Grade I listed. The museum also offers steam train rides at weekends and on bank holidays.
Quarry Bank Mill
Head in your campervan for the final place to visit on your week away. Quarry Bank Mill is on the outskirts of Styal in Cheshire, abutting and to the south of our Manchester Airport depot.
The mill is on the bank of the River Bollin which provided water to power the waterwheels. It was connected by road to the Bridgewater Canal for transporting raw cotton from the port of Liverpool. The mill was built in 1784 and is now owned by the National trust in 2013 it attracted over 130,000 visitors through its doors.
If the sounds of the industrial age and enjoyable walks sound good then hire one of our campervan from one of our Manchester depot. For more information and how to book one contact us on 01942 778899 or visithttp://easicampervanhire.com/camper-van-hire-manchester-airport/ or http://easicampervanhire.com/camper-van-hire-manchester-airport/