Are you looking for a bit of inspiration when it comes to days out near Bolton? As the weather becomes warmer, you might be wondering where you can explore and enjoy your free time.

Some local knowledge is always handy so we asked Bolton News readers which village is the best for a day out near the city.

To give you some day trip inspiration, we’ve combed through the results and found the best villages to visit – let’s take a look.

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Locals recommend the best villages near Bolton for a day out

Lots of places were mentioned in the comment section of our Facebook post and a few got multiple votes but one village just about took the top spot.

The best village for days out near Bolton is Rivington in Lancashire, according to our readers. Rivington Pike, a popular walking trail, was also mentioned.

One local said: “get yourself up to Rivington if you drive and have a walk around lower bar upper bar the terrace Gardens etc x plenty of lovely walking spaces a picnic but also take coats just in case”.

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Ringley in Manchester was a close second with one local saying: “Stoneclough/Ringley great community and well kept village”.

Another added a smiling face emoji and said: “Ringley - pub, restaurant and lovely walks”.

Edgworth, Egerton and Barrow Bridge were also recommended by our readers.