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Czech tent and Wilderswood to Tigers clough to Pike cottage via Old mine ways, Rivington, Horwich

Posted in Bleach works, Horwich, Klondyke, Knoll Bleachworks, Lancashire, ohn Crankshaw pipeworks, Relum Tent, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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chopped down trees at Wilderswood , Rivington Pike in the background

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=4b3af9cc-9607-4e80-913b-786a61a4df87
“In 1513 Richard Urmston was granted land in Horwich by John Barton of Smithills. This is now known as Ormstons Farm. Near the farm is a small bridge, a tramway once ran under this bridge and supplied the John Crankshaw pipeworks lower down the hill with coal and clay mined higher up the slope. The pipeworks was known locally as the “Klondyke” but was demolished in the 1980’s, there is now a housing estate on the site”
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36
“There were coal mines in the area mentioned in the 16th century documents, with many more developing in the 19th century. 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”


http://www.scratch-n-sniff.org.uk/page18.html

rails from the tramway

looking up the Hill at the tramway

looking down the tramway  we went in to Tigers clough next

one of the old dams in Tigers Clough / Shaw’s Clough?

“The clough at that time housed a bleachworks, a drinking establishment
and with a brick and pipe works nearby along with a coal mine just higher
up the hill”

The bleachworks mentioned above, was known as Knoll Bleachworks
and lay on both sides of the river, where some of the remains can still be
seen.”
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html


http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Knoll_Bleach_Works.html


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/hunting-tigers-part-2/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington

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/

always be careful when crossing rivers like this  -River Douglas

old reservoir
top of the reservoir
strange brick square in the river bed -two pipes led from this

one of the pipes

old mine crossing -bridge

in between the crossing point

bridge ?

old iron pipe found upstream did not lead anywhere around 1.5 meters long ?

another mine path

old shaft vent pipe
water tunnel
two videos from inside the water tunnel

out the other side -change of clothing and use of drying technique allowed me to become warm and dry again

Rivington Pike in the background and Pike cottage

strange but this was all woods before but great view of the Rivington pike

Anglie – or the Czech word for England , this tent was exported  to england ,
I used to live in the Czech republic in Prague/ Praha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague
http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague

playing our DS

Relum Tent from the Czech republic – Czechoslovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic

Me and Evie

my route
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trails-311218/

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Walker fold to Burnt edge to Montcliffe to wallsuches ,Winter Hill, Horwich(-snow -8C)

Posted in Bleach works, Burnt edge, colliery, disused tip, fell running, Horwich, Montcliffe, New chapel Lane, Old mine, snow, Walker Fold, Wallsuches, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

hot chocolate in the snow

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/burnt-edge-colliery-and-hedgehog.html
This is picture of the Burnt edge colliery



previous pictures of the colliery without the snow

crossing the snow -without a path

deep snow -this was crisp on top if you went through this it was deep -up-to my Knees
looking   at a plane going to Manchester airport enlarge the picture !

video as the Sun going down – red sunset, winter Hill mast ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/horwich/363129157103350847

This route takes is over 3 miles , we had another mile to go after this – turn left  to where we arranged to be picked up at new chapel lane church one of the nine heritage buildings
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=80
http://www.horwichchurches.com/church-new-chapel.php

WallsuchesBetween Montserrat and Horwich is Wallsuches, and it is thought that the name is derived from ‘wella’, the Old English for water, and ‘soc’, Old English for soak. It was here that the Ridgeway family moved their bleaching croft, from the centre of Bolton, to a site by the stream called Pearl Brook in the late 18th century. Bottom o’th’Moor is just above Wallsuches.
http://www.bolton.org.uk/wallsuches.html


http://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/arcon-village/
housing development on old bleach works site


http://www.ss-osands.org.uk/ssosands/beep/horwich/wall%20and%20ridge.htm


further details of Bleach works and Wallsuches,

route:snow deep in places , very cold and high wind chill factor , failing light ,  temperature without Wind chill at -8c ,

Note from Dad  :Please take advice/care  before going up on the Hills