New Chapel Lane ,Wilson Fold Farm ,Coal Brow and Bottom o’th moor


http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/58506654 

My route:
Note from Dad: the camera was wet and so some of the Photos have a blurred edge at the bottom,
apologies I had been out with jake on a navigation in the mist , I dropped the camera in a stream when i lost my footing on a slippery rock.

New chapel lane  we went  to walk up to the New chapel

New chapel was started in 1716!
http://www.urc.org.uk/church/view?church_id=169
After being ejected from Horwich Chapel, Richard Pilkington built “New Chapel” for the nonconformists between 1716 and 1719. It was enlarged in 1805. 
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/historyben/profiles/4878432.Horwich_profiled___a_look_at_your_area/
The Pilkingtons were farmers who became gentry, Richard Pilkington was owner of rights of the Horwich Manor.William Pilkington (1765–1831) became a physician and apothecary in St Helens and his sons Richard (1795–1869) and William (1800–1872) were the founders of Pilkington Glass.
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/archivesimages02/1855loc?term=horwich&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=21&b_start:int=0
http://www.pilkington.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilkington

the sheep came to stare at us!

Bolton Fold Farm

 http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-210511-bolton-fold-farmhouse-and-cottage-horwic
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=125-zhc&cid=0#0

we are not sure what the stone was for ?

some new earthworks on the Bolton Fold farm land

Leo looking around

there are a lot of bare trees now which have lost their leaves.

This is a old bridge made out of a stone slab !

It looks like i have three arms ! -its Evie behind me !

the leaves are beautiful at this time of year

I catch a tree to stop me as its very muddy and slippy wish i wore my trainers !

across another Bridge

we spent some time stroking the horse he was very gentle !

This is a place where you can get on a horse , can you see the stone trough ?
this is called Wilson fold farm
http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Place:Bolton_Registration_District,_1871_Census_Street_Index_U-Z


http://www.lostockac.co.uk/diary/wednesday-14th-july-trail-group/

its very muddy !

the water drops look very nice on the grass

see how deep the mud is

its very steep and hard work with the mud

can you see the cob webs ?

this is a ground web ! they only show up when its wet !

the old mine waste from Coal Brow

I am looking at the rocks , there is no vegetation on this mine waste -something in the waste stops plants growing

gorse flowers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorse
http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/advice/gorse/index.aspx

this section has been straightened was this the leval  for the mine?

bits of coal found in the straight bit

some more horses

me and Evie enjoy GORP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_mix

(good old raisins and peanuts !)

the lake near Bottom o’th moor

 http://www.flickr.com/places/United+Kingdom/England/Bottom+o’th’Moor
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-chapel-lane-to-bottom-oth-moor-to.html
great name !

I counted these and the tree was 36 !

Horwich moor Methodist Church
http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/
http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/horwichmoor/index.htm
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Horwich/BottomothMoorPrimitiveMethodist.shtml

Bolton Fold Farm new work going ahead

Great name

Leo falls asleep he always falls asleep on this side ! Leo wont fall asleep on the pillow in the back carrier!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://www.bolton.org.uk/horwich.html

weather was cold -wet and very misty , everything became wet
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