Rivington Pike from Wilderswood World Autism Awareness day 2012

Posted in Brett Sam and Molly, Mal Firth, Rivington Pike, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Rivington Pike trip for World autism awareness day 2012
I spent the day talking about Autism at School as its important to tell people what it is like to have Autism,
some of the Photos my dad took of the trip we have got a new camera !

Wilderswood

This is a person taken from Wilderswood  next to the two lads!

Rivington Pike !

we met Mal and His Dogs !


Mal Firth and Brett , Sam and Molly 

I spent ages throwing a stick 

Mal

Reebok stadium

http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200299/imageFile
someone has sent me a link to a old photo! I am on the right had side 


Hi pal, looked like you really enjoyed the mooch! Wish my Dad took me in a mine when I was your age 🙂 Anyway, here’s a link to a picture of Rivington Pike circa 1910. (Note it is already out of use and the ground level, it’s eroded a lot in the last century hasn’t it?) http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200299/imageFile Keep up the good work. on underground in Wales

Roly poly well I am 8!

the mast in mist

winter hill mast

Great Photos Dad !

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Two lads to Bell pits to Hole Bottom world autism awareness day

Posted in autism, Hole bottom, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Old mines, Two lads, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

view towards Lower Rivington Reservoir

The Pike

Two Lads and Winter Hill mast

Me being a purple ghost !


Two Lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=two+lads



http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/
http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/latest_walk29.htm

getting ready

off I go can you catch me ?

some of the old pipework which someone has broken up

Me taking Photos

Two lads

off towards the Winter Hill mast

My dad took this whilst running behind – or the mast is about to fall down !

the Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=pike

watching some birds

hmm…. someone thinks that using a 4X4 is fun but it ruins the surface and destroys the environment

This is safe !

running across the grass

looking for water – the sphagnum moss is for drinking it from

Coal – one of the signs of the old mines ,

found some old iron

I use a technique to get feeling back into my hands after getting them wet

this old mining area has been destroyed by the water authorities for no known reason yet they allow 4X4 drivers to destroy the environment ?

Hole Bottom

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=hole+bottom

enjoy !!!

World Autism Awareness Day 2nd april 2012

Posted in 8 year old, autism, explore, Jake, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

The UN has nominated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day – a day for people across the globe to come together to raise awareness of autism and the effect it has on families.
We are going out today for a quick run to Winter Hill area ,
I am going to School tomorrow but will be talking about Autism in the class,

please have a look at some of the following web links for me 


This is what I can do can you? have a look around at just some of things I can do !

I have lots of interests though we do things in the safe way
remember

Don’t just run or walk Explore 

thanks for taking a look Jake !¬

Photo credit to Snakeoil
some snow pictures
my Birthday run
Just because I have autism doesn’t mean I cannot do things ! nearly 7 miles in wet windy conditions safely 

I have been to Holland, Belgium,  France, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Italy , Luxembourg and a few more places as well ,  I have lived in the Czech Republic in Prague, 

underground in Wales

Posted in coal mine, Iron mine, mine, Wales with tags , , , on March 24, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Note: from Dad This was a underground exploration with full kit plus very experienced leaders ,
It is not something that you should  undertake lightly or on your own ,

I had to set off early in the morning as this was a long drive from our house ,  this mine was where they  mined iron and coal

one of the pit props

some of the coal  we found ,

a old rail

I had to clamber over a lot of rocks and boulders as the mine had different levels.

people were very kind to me and told me a lot of things about how they used to mine, they took time to explain things to me and to keep me safe

one of the tunnels we don’t have a good camera which can take photos in the dark  , my dad had to take the photos !

I had to climb over some big boulders I really enjoyed this and was very grateful I had been invited

old stone rail tracks ?

me next to a pit prop

mothers day

Posted in Evie, Leo, Mine adit, mothers day, mum, Ventile, wilderswood with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is looking at me he is wearing his new fleece,
its raining  we are trying out ventile  to see if this work better its very wet  !


http://www.ventile.co.uk/ 

we are out for Mothers day walk

we found a gate post in the undergrowth near the entrance to wilderswood
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.de/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html 
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.de/2011/07/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk.html 

me and Evie looking counting the tree rings

this is the pike

me and mum walking together chatting !

I dragged this stick around Wilderswood

we left Evie and mum to go for a quick explore

off  along the stream

one of the old adits in wilderswood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adit
dad  note this is blocked after a few feet !

the mast and two lads !
waitin
waiting for mum and Evie !

collection of posts

Posted in Durham, fell running, nana, sledging, snow with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

we went for a small walk when it had snowed !

me and Evie threw snow balls at each other

This is my snow angel
The mist came down so went home

a lone walker in the mist and snow

throwing snow at my mum

Here is Leo

we went sledging

This is the golf course

I am running after Evie to get the sledge back !

one of the runs we have done – we have to take it easy as we have not been out for a while

avoiding some rocks

two lads in the mist

through wilderswood

Arcon Village !

Leo

This is my Nana , My Nana has just had a big operation and we went to see her

This is Durham castle and Cathedral

http://www.dur.ac.uk/university.college/
http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/uni/dcaslrpr.xml;query=

http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2012/02/field-of-jeans/

filed of Jeans !

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/oct/19/durham-cathedral-video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=durham+cathedral&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=1099&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vg9eT9vYA4LH0QX-trGLAQ&ved=0CIYBELAE

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery/cloisters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durham_Cathedral_cloisters_(2).jpg

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/cathedral/intro/sanctuary-knocker


http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Yorkshire_and_North/Durham_Cathedral/Durham.htm


http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/DurhamCathedral.html

I liked the cathedral it was a beautiful place and very peaceful we were not allowed to take photos in the main church so we did not !

Leo is just starting to try and walk !

Evie making patterns on our hotel room

Evie found a stone which was like a pigs snout !

making a funny face !

Note from Dad:
apologies for not updating the Blog but a lot of illness, travelling and illness in the family has prevented us being as active as normal! Jake says see you soon on Winter Hill!

Update

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Jake and the rest of the family have been struck with several episodes of bugs and illness  we will update the Blog as soon as we can apologies !