Horwich heritage center and -Rivington pike/winter hill

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


a model of a old tram , these used to go to Horwich from Bolton

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


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 ,


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


Winter Hill mast

just taking a rest

two lads and Brown Hill from the path to the Pike

brown Hill ,two lads

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

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



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.


the mast in driving rain !

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