The ruins of Harrock Hill windmill can be taken in as part of a great circular walk.The structure was used for milling corn in its day.
The windmill is mentioned as far back as 1660
“Capital messuage and tenement with appurtenances in Wrightington called Harrock Hall; windmill in Wrightington called Harrock mill, with a kiln adjoining, and all toll, soken and mulcture; messuage in tenure of Richard Ashton, 24s.” – Papers of the Rigbye family of Harrock Hall, Wrightington (The National Archives).
So if you’re a keen walker, and interested in local history, I’d highly recommend paying it a visit.
I didn’t have my SLR so used my phone to capture these images.
harrock hill windmill