Archive for the autism Category

Two lads to Bell pits to Hole Bottom world autism awareness day

Posted in autism, Hole bottom, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Old mines, Two lads, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

view towards Lower Rivington Reservoir

The Pike

Two Lads and Winter Hill mast

Me being a purple ghost !


Two Lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=two+lads



http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/
http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/latest_walk29.htm

getting ready

off I go can you catch me ?

some of the old pipework which someone has broken up

Me taking Photos

Two lads

off towards the Winter Hill mast

My dad took this whilst running behind – or the mast is about to fall down !

the Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=pike

watching some birds

hmm…. someone thinks that using a 4X4 is fun but it ruins the surface and destroys the environment

This is safe !

running across the grass

looking for water – the sphagnum moss is for drinking it from

Coal – one of the signs of the old mines ,

found some old iron

I use a technique to get feeling back into my hands after getting them wet

this old mining area has been destroyed by the water authorities for no known reason yet they allow 4X4 drivers to destroy the environment ?

Hole Bottom

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=hole+bottom

enjoy !!!

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World Autism Awareness Day 2nd april 2012

Posted in 8 year old, autism, explore, Jake, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

The UN has nominated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day – a day for people across the globe to come together to raise awareness of autism and the effect it has on families.
We are going out today for a quick run to Winter Hill area ,
I am going to School tomorrow but will be talking about Autism in the class,

please have a look at some of the following web links for me 


This is what I can do can you? have a look around at just some of things I can do !

I have lots of interests though we do things in the safe way
remember

Don’t just run or walk Explore 

thanks for taking a look Jake !¬

Photo credit to Snakeoil
some snow pictures
my Birthday run
Just because I have autism doesn’t mean I cannot do things ! nearly 7 miles in wet windy conditions safely 

I have been to Holland, Belgium,  France, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Italy , Luxembourg and a few more places as well ,  I have lived in the Czech Republic in Prague, 

Horwich Fireworks from Adam Hill,Horwich

Posted in Adam hill, autism, Fireworks, Horwich with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

we wanted a good view from the top of the Hill !
note from dad  because Jake did not like the noise we went on top of the hill to allow us to see a display without the loud noise ,
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt59095.html
http://affect.media.mit.edu/pdfs/09.Morris-thesis.pdf
http://autisticadventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/noise-sensitivity-for-children-with.html

It was cold standing at the top of the hill and it was windy !

looking down on Horwich
http://www.hrmicc.com/home/ is the firework display i came to see
Horwich is where I live
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich

we had some hot chocolate and some snacks

my dad had taught me to keep warm by dropping height and useing the heather to keep out of the wind so i became warm

I am keeping my eyes shut for the flash !

the fireworks were great ,
this is just a small part of the them ,
i hope one day to be able to watch them close up !

Wilderswood to Tigers Clough / Shaws Clough , Tramway investigation

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, Tramway, waterfalls, wilderswood, winter hill mast, Yates Plastic Horwich Brick with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Quick Blog tonight !
note from dad : GPS seems to have been out tonight !

off we go

the Pike

Video taken showing the mast and Horwich and the Pike

Jake can vault a farm gate in a few seconds now even in the dark

Bricked up entrance , the other side has also been collapsed  to stop you getting in !

can you see the small brick entrance ?

Yates plastic brick

the tramway has been built up with stones

one of the mine drains in Tigers Clough

I have to balance carefully as its a 4 ft drop on one side plus its a stream and slippy !!!

the stream I have to cross is very fast tonight !

crossing another stream in the dark

looking around at the View ! we watched the planes as well

through the last fence

crossing the river
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
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/rivington/robbers-graves.htm
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a35d1e23-ce51-40a4-b558-bce138ad494b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

Wilderswood to Tigers Clough or Shaws Clough , Rivington, Chorley/Horwich

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Brick, water tunnel, waterfalls, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from Dad:
Jake has extra layers on due to risk of getting wet, he has a bum bag on, keeping extra kit  in,

Lower Rivington reservoir

Fast decent

I turn right here towards the old colliery

can you see the pike – i stopped off here for some Blackberries

Reebok stadium in the background , left hand side is wilderswood

between two old hedges

Pike cottage , winter hill mast and old mine workings  taken near Ormstons Farm

Old tramway down to the old brickworks

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Tigers%20Clough
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12060.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

crossing the river
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
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/rivington/robbers-graves.htm
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a35d1e23-ce51-40a4-b558-bce138ad494b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

i had to be careful , but i could run faster than my dad across this

down some slippery rocks

up the muddy steep bank

across river Douglas

the old dam

“Note: Richard Pilkington and Thomas Nightingale had created a dam and mill at what is now known
as Tigers Clough; its remains are still there. Richard Pilkington is ancestor of the Pilkingtons Glass
family”. Taken from the site below

http://images.julieh9154.multiply.multiplycontent.com/attachment/0/4168959/Will%20of%20Elizabeth%20Shaw%20Re%20Richard%20Pilkington%201787.pdf?key=pilkingtongroup:journal:37&nmid=180028983

W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Bricks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/2688365371/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecopycat/4293765198/

we looked for the source of the bricks , they were in the stream but we could not find any more upstream ?

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
we rescued some frogs !
old water storage

Tigers clough or Shaws clough waterfall
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough_Waterfall.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/tigers-clough/
http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=301617
not quiet 5 mins from Boltons wanderers !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/3998790012/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/5750604170/
http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

through  the woods

down a slope

Old mine track

up another slope

down another !

old bridge for the mine

crossing a fence

looking towards some old mine remains

Old mine track ?

Roly poly

towards the water tunnel – Georges lane at the top

it was full of iron coloured goo !

Rivington Pike in the background, the boundary stone between Horwich and Chorley

running back from pike cottage to wilderswood

Happy New year and review of 2010

Posted in 7 year old, autism, fell running, Happy New year, Horwich, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Happy New Year

Jake thanks everyone for following his Blog for 2010 and looks forward to you joining in his adventures for 2011,

Jake started his Blog on the 31/07/2010,

Statistics for Jake’s Blog in 2010

68 Blog posts

12,000 views in total

5000 views in December

http://www.panoramio.com/user/4875445
This has received  over 2000 views on just over  a 100 photos, 90%  have been chosen and mapped in Google earth.
http://www.sanoodi.com/people/snewby/routes/
This gives a list of over 100 miles of Jakes adventures
This is a list of my routes –though the site has been down for some of the time ,so some of Jake’s routes are recorded in mapmyrun.com

Remember don’t just run or walk –explore !