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The West Pennines Moors covers an area which spans from Blackburn and Oswaldtwistle in the north to Bolton in the south, from Chorley in the west across to Ramsbottom in the east. The total area encapsulated is roughly two hundred and thirty square kilometres of Lancashire countryside, including multiple moorlands, reservoirs and hills. The highest hill in the area is Winter Hill whose feet stand on the moors of Smithills and Rivington.

As can be expected the prevailing soil type is peat

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