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winter hill road winter hill mast to two lads, Horwich,

Posted in fell running, Hole bottom, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the view towards the pike !

older BT post ?

Hole Bottom
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daveweb.co.uk%2Fwhvol3.pdf&ei=iSN_TuvRFsmX8QPikYB9&usg=AFQjCNEnu61BWe464ZMEbyxmdyiZom-1Bw&sig2=XJJT2Rn0PVhUtvG-a4Rwtw

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol3.pdf


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


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/walking-the-dean-ditch/

this brick comes from Horwich  we will have to find more of the brick ,

some of the stone building blocks for the brickworks

on the way to the mast via the old tramway

the tramway

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http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/winter-hill-tramway-with-nana-newby.html

crossing a stream

these are the old shafts and drift mine which were served by the tramway

Armitage Brick

the mast in mist

the wall between Horwich and Chorley

yes its very muddy

one of the wooden bridges,

crossing the mud along the path

my trainers are orange and green
http://www.walshsports.com/images/FellRunning.pdf

I am having a drink , can you see the old shaft which has a fence around it ?

towards the two lads

car tyre tracks ! near the two lads

more mud/peat

just passing the two lads



there is person just 30 metres away

down from two lads

back near the car

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Wilderswood to Rivington Pike to Two Lads, Horwich

Posted in Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

from Wilderswood car park the start

the mast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/underground/reservoir/history.shtml

looking towards Horwich, wilderswood  several old shafts are in this area !

look carefully you can see a line this is the old tramway !

the Pike

old shaft -see the four posts

looking towards the mast

looking towards wilderswood and the sportsman’s

climbing towards the pike

across the rocks near the top !

can I beat my dad ?

first to the Pike !

can you see the pigeon tower ?

the path we will take to the two lads is to the right as a dark line

running towards two lads

jumping one of the ditches you find on this route

its very wet ! and muddy

River Douglas crossing

two lads is on the right hand side

video we took towards  the pike and two lads

the light is fading !

the pike is in background

I am between Horwich and Chorley!

this is me on top of the two lads

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Horwich heritage center and -Rivington pike/winter hill

Posted in bench mark, Brown Hill, Crankshaw pipeworks, fell running, HMS Hood, Horwich, Horwich heritage centre, Horwich locomotive works, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I went to see the Horwich heritage centre
this is a model of HMS Hood

Here is a mode of  the Horwich locomotive works
I saw the back of the these from Red Moss
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Works
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/SPDHorwichLocoWorks.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich#Horwich_Works

a model of a old tram , these used to go to Horwich from Bolton
http://www.boltonrevisited.org.uk/s-good-old-days.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/archivesimages02/1954loc?term=horwich&s_tags=localhistory&sort_by=Title&item_number=60&b_start:int=0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518163788/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518166216/

I just love this
 

its great you can pull and learn about all the levers !

These Bricks are made in Horwich we have found some when we have been out exploring
you can see the map of the tramway on the left
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As well as coal, seams of dry clay were drawn and supplied works making bricks, and sanitary ware. Crankshaw’s pipeworks, whose mine was known as Klondyke, closed down in 1961. A new housing development now stands on the site, 
taken from http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36

My run on Winter Hill ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/50249888

4.78 miles
conditions very wet underfoot plus moving across tussock grass and driving rain in the dark
Lower Rivington reservoir

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/underground/reservoir/history.shtml

Winter Hill mast

just taking a rest

two lads and Brown Hill from the path to the Pike

brown Hill ,two lads

http://wfdbwgua.blogspot.com/2011/08/earlier-on-winter-hill.html
thanks to JtE for showing me this !

my size 4  I am testing these out

Note from dad : Jake normally uses  PB junior trainers , we are using winter grade socks
http://www.walshsports.co.uk/images/FellRunning.pdf

can you see the Reebok ?

I enjoy the view

The mast from the Pike

the pike

can you see the carving ?

crossing between the pike and the mast  near the river Douglas  -its starting to get dark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Douglas
http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html

http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200296?term=postcard&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=199&b_start:int=0
http://www.brianherald.co.uk/home/58422_moorland-stream.html
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html

note from dad : we are testing winter equipment and hi vis strobe lighting
here Jake is crossing is a stream , you can see a walkie talkie, Jake has a mobile phone plus a gps tracker,
Jake has a torch,whistle plus spare torch , he has two strobe lights on

what weather we can have !
Note from Dad : the weather closed in , the rain became driving and cold , almost sleet at one stage,
Jake was testing a new coat today in what turned out to be poor conditions,
Winter Hill can bite !  we had chosen this route to get used to poor underfoot conditions in low light conditions  which are very tiring ,  this is very tough for Jake  , Jake  is used to this  the terrain  and is fully equipped  ,we were testing his winter wet grade kit with a set of  spare layers to take this to cold wet weather ,   visibility was reasonable.

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

the mast in driving rain !

Two Lads to Wilderswood via sportsman’s cottage

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Philipson Brick, Two lads, Wildersmoor moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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quick Blog entry just to get back out on Winter Hill

the Start – we have not run on Winter hill for two weeks

Two lads and the pike

lots of heather at this time of the year

Just started to rain

someone added a seat ?

looking towards the mast

these are some trucks with motorized hang gliders in the back

Philipson and son bricks

some old bricks and debris from old buildings

looking towards the mast

the pike ,

going towards crooked hill

down to sportsman’s cottage  I did some roly poly just  down from here !

down towards wilderswood

it was dark through the trees

Note from dad Jake has multiple layer reflective 360 capability , Jake also has a extra spare torche on him,  the strobe light on the right has a 1 mile visibility range it is also reflective.

running through Wilderswood near the old mine entrances

it was getting dark back towards the two lads

Note from Dad : we are getting ready for winter and the dark nights ,Jake is already carry extra safety equipment , greater use of Hi viz but not winter grade equipment we normally carry full waterproof  from head to feet is carried. today was drizzle nice to be back on the moors !
Jake says Keep safe