Holden’s Colliery ,Smithills shooting hut, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/lovely-day-for-a-walk/
http://www.lostockac.co.uk/diary/wednesday-3rd-march-2010-head-torch-run/
two sites with routes in this area
http://www.justusuk.com/2009/11/will-yo-come-o-sunday-morning.html
this give’s some history to this key access point,

route we took
http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/bolton/2394443038

weather : OK 6c to 4C ,this was a discovery walk looking for a colliery
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html

 

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img03002.jpg
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html
the same area in snow

looking at the icicles

me , My sister and my mum

Smithills shooting hut

on the way to the mast

millstone grit -looking at the name on it !

looks like a old mill stone unfinished  ? next to a quarry
Bell Pit

another waste tip

doorway to Holden s Colliery
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Winter_Hill_Mines.html overview site

old walls Holden s Colliery

overview Holden s Colliery site

Holden s Colliery pits/shafts

Holden s Colliery main path is to the left with dean mills reservoir in the top left

mine waste – or shale with coal pieces in it  near Holden’s colliery

http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england6.html
Ormrods Bolton Brick -found  next to winter Hill mast

Looking at icicles

Old shaft near winter hill  mast square in shape -grey fences behind are the winter hill support cables

across the moor

the other winter hills towers

Roly Poly
note from dad take care on the Hills
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