Wilderswood, Winter Hill ,Horwich in the snow up to 3ft in drits -4 to -6 c


Two Lads and winter Hill mast – view from wilderswood car park

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf

P48

 

“Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” and a place of great

beauty and fascination for many of us, we should always be aware of the

hidden dangers at all times, and do all we can to minimise them.

Unfortunately, many of us like the bleakness and solitude of the place,

and often go wandering around on our own – and at times when there is

perhaps nobody else around on the moors – and in the most appalling

weather conditions! Some would call us foolhardy, but this is our choice

and what we choose to do – and we would defend our right to do just this

– so long as we are all aware of the possible dangers and we dress and

equip ourselves to minimise the risks.

In poor weather never underestimate Winter Hill. The bogs really ARE

there. The visibility really CAN vanish totally within 60 seconds. The

body surface temperature plus the chill factor for those unsuitably

dressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.

DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite”

 

today the weather was – 4c dropping to -6c combined with scrambling along a  ice covered stream with a water at 3C,  the  snow was waste high for Jake in several parts of the  scramble,  The road was passable with care (I saw two local  cars get stuck and they were just moving their cars off the driveway to the small car park opposite their houses , get stuck up here and  you have a long walk in these temperature’s with wet -ice covered clothing( in this case ) is not a a positive experience for a 7 year old!

 

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-snow-304302/

 

ice stream scramble

me on the ice -scrambling down a set of steps

me stamping on the ice BANG!

me waking on the ice

 

the ice is slippery

me sliding dawn the ice

 

a branch is in the way

this snow is slippery

Note from Dad insulate yourself when sitting down -Jake enjoyed the Hot chocolate !

 

giant block of ice

Mine audit in the snow -this is blocked after a few meters

tree in the way

 

going in the and through the water tunnel

 

 

exit to a tunnel

Cabin Pit

note from Dad :change of gloves  was all that was needed to keep Jake warm – picking up ice out of the water was too much for one set of gloves!

 

see Jakes other Blogs for more information  and pictures in the summer,

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/wilderswood

 

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Wilderswood%20water%20tunnel

 


Good local heritage site

http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm

Good fossil guide to this area

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whfossil.pdf

 

Bolton Mountain rescue

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

 

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