Rivington pike , Rivington, winter Hill ,Horwich in the snow -4 to -6C

Wilder’s moor -centre two lads , left is Winter Hill Mast


good conditions – temp -4 to -6c when sun went down , good  level walk,

Rivington Pike from georges lane

Tracks from the old mines

looking down from the wilderswood drift mine mine entrance  -look carefully tramway is clear line down the hill

old shaft capped  – vented

boundary stone – Chorley  and Horwich ?

Brown Hill with Rivington Pike on right hand side

ice river -water is moving under the ice


Note From Dad: Jake has been across this section before , the ice was enough to hold Jakes weight and being shallow was low risk – please be careful not even Walsh trainers gripped on this – Jake had been practising moving safely on ice ,  Jake is keeping to snow where possible after testing what is under the snow,

Jake is using his hands and a low centre of gravity to negotiate the tunnel below, temp in this tunnel was around – 6c  plus wind chill with very cold water , Jake has 3 layers on his lower body of water resistant/thermal and quick dry material ,  we have spares of dry clothing in case!




going into the tunnel


in the ice tunnel


watching dad !

on my hands now !

careful ! water and ice very slippery !

thigh high snow between the tufts of heather

Brown Hill

sledging down Brown Hill

Brown Hill with Mast just appearing

Rivington drift mine buildings

Old entrance to Rivington drift  mine

bottom half of the Pike -sledging



the pike and Winter Hill Mast -crooked hill on right


very steep slope !!!! me and the sledge , I fell out of the sledge !!


Note from dad :these slopes are rated by Bolton mountain Rescue, this slope is  very steep and we moved Jake onto a more gentle slope!



down a more gentle slope



Sunset over Horwich with Fiddlers ferry power station can be seen on left  red moss in front of it ,

there is a solitary gate post in the middle of the field  ,








Last look at the Pike before Christmas eve ,









if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !







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