Archive for August, 2010

Fermont Fort maginot line, France

Posted in Fermont, France, Maginot Line, underground with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is the main entrance to the fort

this is a 88 mm German gun

this is a really noisy train

a very narrow passage

this is a turret that moves up and down.

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Trou des Fées (Fairy Caves) – Croix Rouge,Virton, Belgium

Posted in Belgium, Cave, Trou des Fées, Virton with tags , , , , on August 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

This is the car park for the Fairy Caves at Croix Rouge, near Virton.

Going up the hill to the caves.

In the caves.

This bit was too small, we can’t go any further in.

This image is like the two squirrels I saw playing in the forest where the caves were.

Link to the route we took: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/fairy-caves-297716/

Here is a link for the caves in Frenchhttp://users.mobistar.be/ardwenna/index_fichiers/Page12067.htm

Lower Montcliffe quarry, Site of Montcliffe Colliery, Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in colliery, Horwich, Montcliffe, Nature, Old mine, Old Quarry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Debris from the mine or quarry?

Is this a fossil?

This is the quarry.

A lot of water from an unknown source-iron pipe?

A sun fire mark on a house.

Yarrow plant to help stop bleeding.

The route: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/montcliffe-colliery-295836/

Links
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/mont.htm
good overview of the Montcliffe colliery
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1431
climbing site

Two Lads from Wilderswood,Rivington,Winter Hill,Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Rivington, Rivington Pike, Two lads, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

This is a metal lamppost. Update Mine Vent ?

This is a doorway see the Sheep ?

This is me just below the  Two Lads – Rivington Pike is in the background

The mast in the mist.

This is me on a pile of rocks- one of the Two Lads
weather :wet and cold and misty on times

Link to my route:  http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/two-lads-295506/

Links
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/6623/two_lads.html
two lads history
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/sys2286.htm
two lads history


Iron Trough,mines at Wilderswood/Rivington,Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Old mines, Rivington, Rivington Pike, underground, water tunnel, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is a iron trough

wilderswood main shaft -capped

this hole is blowing very cold air!

this is Rivington drift mine.

this is a plastic bnck.!

Before the water tunnel

after the tunnel -this time just my feet got wet !

GPS Route is online at
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-294070/

Links
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterpike.html best mine site Rivington pike,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift_mining what was a drift mine

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders3.html wilderswood mine site

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/winterhill.htm another mine site

http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm Horwich Heritage centre

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52990 Horwich history overview

Lichen, watercourse,Iron object and highest point on winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in fell running, lichen, Nature, Old brickworks, Trig, winter hill with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

orange Lichen  means pure air

this is a water course that joins together

what is this iron object?.

this is me on the highest point on winter Hill
Links

water tunnels with a bright torch,Old trough? and plastic Brick ;), Wilderswood, Rivington, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Old brickworks, water tunnels, waterfalls, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill


this is me with my new torch in a tunnel

this is me half way through  a tunnel

this is me going up the steps

this is a water trough?

this is a hard tunnel i got very wet

plastic bnck