Wilderswood in the snow , Horwich , Christmas day walk 0C to -3C


http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/rivington/203129323512595105

weather good , small family walk

old gate post at start of Wilderswood

sledging again

Rivington pike from wilderswood

deep snow

ice river

I had been down this the other day , the river goes into one of the water tunnels which is blocked ,

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adit for mine ,

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iron trough

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mine building for the main shaft at wilderswood

 

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html

 

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

 

 

 

shaft -capped

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main colliery  winding buildings

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still blowing cold air – which is warmer than the surrounding rocks melting the snow!

cabin pit shaft buildings

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quarry terrace

I love running in the snow

 

 

 

 

 

me back at the car ,

note from dad:Two lads is to the left , Georges lane in the snow , the compact snow made it easier to drive on as the road is normally heavily potholed

 


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

 

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