Archive for February, 2011

Hollinshead Hall,Tockholes,Darwin

Posted in Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Darwen, Hollinshead Hall, Lancashire, Tockholes with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill



I’m off down the Hill !

next to a gatepost of Hollinshead Hall

me on one of the walls of Hollinshead Hall

Me and Mum and baby Leo  5 weeks looking at the informational board

the well house

old iron works – my trainer !

stone bath – water container

me and mum and Leo !

Rivington Road to Wilderswood, Rivington Pike /Winter Hill

Posted in Belmont, Brown Hill, Horwich, Lancashire, Rivington, Rivington Pike, The Pigeon Tower, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill


Belmont Road grey and misty day

can you see me ?

we caught up with some walkers

quarries on the other side

old mine tips

Pigeon tower details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park friends of Lever park

maps of rivington

Rivington pike from near the Pigeon tower

looking back at the pike near wilderswood

Trees being felled due to a pine disease problem
notice of  pine pest problem

Lakeland wildlife Oasis -hands on animal experience, Hale, Cumbria

Posted in Cumbria, Hale, Lake District, Lakeland wildlife oasis with tags , , , , on February 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill


a baby tortoise

one of the Golden Pheasants

Bearded Lizard

me and my sister Evie stroking it gently

at the front

me again

this is very smooth  Blue Tongued Skink

me holding a python

me being Darwin

a baby millipede

a stick insect

another go !

The 10 or 14 peak courses on Winter Hill by Jake of Winter Hill

Posted in 10 peaks winter Hill, 14 peaks Winter Hill, fell running, Horwich, Rivington Pike, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill


Purpose of the challenge Run,

To raise awareness of  Autism , the only thing we would like to ask is to visit a site about autism and become aware ,
if you are doing a charity event please consider supporting a local autism or national autism group .
Course can be started  from any of access points which lead to the Winter Hill area , you can start from Horwich ,Belmont, Rivington ,Wilderswood ,Montcliffe, Georges lane, Coal Pit road, Burn edge , go to the nearest peak and follow the route clockwise or anticlockwise.
please post your times as comments against this Blog entry
Route should be across the fell , Dont use Georges Lane/Belmont Road , main winter Hill road or  Coal pit road to reduce times they can be used just for a access point  to the course , the idea is to challenge yourself and use some of the less used routes/parts  in this area,  use the route’s as a guide and at your own risk , navigation skills are required as some of the peaks are not distinct , Dont underestimate this area ,weather can be harsh and change quickly and can vary even within a short distance : underfoot -this is wet and boggy even in the middle of summer ,
course has on it
hidden hazards, deep tussock grass hiding deep ditches ,old mine workings, deep bog, steep slope’s
In winter this route will be harsh and will  involve night time navigation often in poor conditions.
Note :We have not been able to do this as a complete run as Jake is only 7 and so we have had to be split into sections though Jake managed 6.8 miles , Jake has enjoyed putting this together and will I am sure develop this further

Jake of Winter Hill 10 peaks course  option 1 or
Jake of Winter Hill 14 peaks course option 2

core peaks for option 1 and 2
Brown Hill  peak 2,
Crooked edge peak 3,
Two lads peak 4
Adam Hill Peak 5
White Brow Peak 6
(optional 350m Knoll Peak below would be +1 )
go to either option 1 or option 2
see the following Blog entry

Name↓ Locality↓ Elevation↓ OS grid reference↓
Winter Hill Rivington 456 metres (1,496 ft) SD659149
Counting Hill Smithills/Belmont 433 metres (1,421 ft) SD671141
Two Lads Hill Horwich 389 metres (1,276 ft) SD655133
Noon Hill Rivington 380 metres (1,247 ft) SD647150
Crooked Edge Hill Horwich 375 metres (1,230 ft) SD654134
Rivington Pike Rivington 362 metres (1,188 ft) SD643138
Adam Hill Horwich 360 metres (1,181 ft) SD660126
White Brow Horwich 358 metres (1,175 ft) SD661124
Whimberry Hill Belmont 340 metres (1,115 ft) SD686139
Egg Hillock Belmont 328 metres (1,076 ft) SD684142
Brown Hill Rivington 325 metres (1,066 ft) SD644135
Brown Lowe Smithills 325 metres (1,066 ft) SD669130
Burnt Edge Horwich 325 metres (1,066 ft) SD667125
taken from

Option 1 – the 10 peaks
Counting Hill Peak 7 ,
Winter Hill Trig Peak 8,
Noon Hill Peak 9,
Catter nab peak 10
rtn to Start point  ,
6.7 miles aprox
see below
see the 3 routes below

Jake of Winter Hill 14 peaks

Option 2 – the 14 peaks
Lomax wifes trig Peak 7 , -look for Trig point at 343 above Lomax
Wife farm near Horrocks Moor
whimberry hill Peak 8,
egg hillock peak 9
counting hill Peak 10,
Winter Hill Peak 11,
Noon Hill peak 12,
Catter Nab Peak 13
Scotmans Stump Peak 14
rtn to start point Rivington Pike
route (aprox) 10.5 miles

see the following routes