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North West : Lancashire : Chorley
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Chorley is a town in Lancashire, England located in the West Pennine Moors.


10 miles north-west of Bolton, 5 south-east of South Ribble, 12 south-west of Blackburn with Darwen and 6 miles north of Wigan.

Preston is 10 miles north of Chorley, and Manchester is 30 miles south-east of Chorley.

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Winter Hill

This is the highest point of The West Pennine Moors and is situated in the borough of Chorley. It stands at 1,496 feet high. Probably the most notable figure of Winter Hill is the television mast which can be viewed from miles around.

The Hill is a local attraction and there have been many tales told about Winter Hill including:

Two Lads - The Tale of 2 Lads goes as on one dark and gloomy night 2 lads were walking over Winter Hill and was never seen again,no one knows what happened.

Scotsmans Stump - Another Tale of Winter Hill is one about a scotsman called George Henderston who was walking over Winter Hill in 1838 and was murdered,there now stands a stump and monument which is called scotsmans stump.

In 1958, a plane crashed into the Television Masts and killed passengers.

Because it is the highest part of The West Pennine Moors,views are stunning there are views of different areas Blackpool Tower and The Big One,The Lake District and it is said even Wales.






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