Billinge Hill, St Helens

29 April 2005

summit of Billinge Hill near St Helens
A view of the small square tower which is on the summit of Billinge Hill, the highest point of the St Helens unitary authority. Before boundary changes, this was the highest point of the now ex-county of Merseyside, and before that was in Lancashire.

Built in the early 1900s, the beacon tower was used for the Year 2000 celebrations, but is sadly covered in graffiti.

Flowers on the summit slopes

transmitter masts on Billinge Hill near St Helens
Looking north-west to the transmitter masts which take advantage of the height of the land.

from Billinge Hill to Winter Hill across Wigan
George on the summit of Billnge Hill (179m / 587ft), with behind him the view north-east over Wigan to Winter Hill


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