Archive for March, 2012

underground in Wales

Posted in coal mine, Iron mine, mine, Wales with tags , , , on March 24, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Note: from Dad This was a underground exploration with full kit plus very experienced leaders ,
It is not something that you should  undertake lightly or on your own ,

I had to set off early in the morning as this was a long drive from our house ,  this mine was where they  mined iron and coal

one of the pit props

some of the coal  we found ,

a old rail

I had to clamber over a lot of rocks and boulders as the mine had different levels.

people were very kind to me and told me a lot of things about how they used to mine, they took time to explain things to me and to keep me safe

one of the tunnels we don’t have a good camera which can take photos in the dark  , my dad had to take the photos !

I had to climb over some big boulders I really enjoyed this and was very grateful I had been invited

old stone rail tracks ?

me next to a pit prop

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mothers day

Posted in Evie, Leo, Mine adit, mothers day, mum, Ventile, wilderswood with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is looking at me he is wearing his new fleece,
its raining  we are trying out ventile  to see if this work better its very wet  !


http://www.ventile.co.uk/ 

we are out for Mothers day walk

we found a gate post in the undergrowth near the entrance to wilderswood
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.de/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html 
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.de/2011/07/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk.html 

me and Evie looking counting the tree rings

this is the pike

me and mum walking together chatting !

I dragged this stick around Wilderswood

we left Evie and mum to go for a quick explore

off  along the stream

one of the old adits in wilderswood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adit
dad  note this is blocked after a few feet !

the mast and two lads !
waitin
waiting for mum and Evie !

collection of posts

Posted in Durham, fell running, nana, sledging, snow with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

we went for a small walk when it had snowed !

me and Evie threw snow balls at each other

This is my snow angel
The mist came down so went home

a lone walker in the mist and snow

throwing snow at my mum

Here is Leo

we went sledging

This is the golf course

I am running after Evie to get the sledge back !

one of the runs we have done – we have to take it easy as we have not been out for a while

avoiding some rocks

two lads in the mist

through wilderswood

Arcon Village !

Leo

This is my Nana , My Nana has just had a big operation and we went to see her

This is Durham castle and Cathedral

http://www.dur.ac.uk/university.college/
http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/uni/dcaslrpr.xml;query=

http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2012/02/field-of-jeans/

filed of Jeans !

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/oct/19/durham-cathedral-video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=durham+cathedral&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=1099&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vg9eT9vYA4LH0QX-trGLAQ&ved=0CIYBELAE

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery/cloisters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durham_Cathedral_cloisters_(2).jpg

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/cathedral/intro/sanctuary-knocker


http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Yorkshire_and_North/Durham_Cathedral/Durham.htm


http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/DurhamCathedral.html

I liked the cathedral it was a beautiful place and very peaceful we were not allowed to take photos in the main church so we did not !

Leo is just starting to try and walk !

Evie making patterns on our hotel room

Evie found a stone which was like a pigs snout !

making a funny face !

Note from Dad:
apologies for not updating the Blog but a lot of illness, travelling and illness in the family has prevented us being as active as normal! Jake says see you soon on Winter Hill!