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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 !

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Wilderswood , Horwich family walk

Posted in Mine adit, Old mines, Ormstons farm, Rivington Pike, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo exploring on my dads back

mine adit – this is blocked after a few feet very damp and wet and full of mud !

can you see the pike ? we are going to look at the dragonflys on the pond

walking towards Ormstons farm
http://www.ss-osands.org.uk/ssosands/beep/horwich/timeline2.htm
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=4b3af9cc-9607-4e80-913b-786a61a4df87

old mine workings

one of the horses -sign says do not feed
 Leo with his hat on this walk he kept on taking it off

Leo on the walk – i picked his hat up several times

me and Evie stroking a horse

the mast and the old tramway

mine adit – this is dry but blocked after a few feet – goes towards cabin pit but does not link up 😉

this area has been felled

Evie hiding 😉

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/wilderswood


my first blog a year ago 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/07/wilderswood-mines-and-tunnels.html


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html
http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Wilderswood_Mill.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/diary/diary-2011-week-18/

route taken
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/

Rivington Pike to Brown Hill to Back of sportsman’s cottage

Posted in 10 peaks winter Hill, Baby Brother, Bell Pits, Brown Hill, Crooked Edge Hill, disused tip, Horwich, Lancashire, Mine adit, Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

looking at Leo who is in the back carrier – pike in the background



Leo

wall marks the boundary between Chorley and Horwich

An old bottle top

on the way to the pike over the gate

view towards the mast

http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry

Yes I am eating Bilberries !

crooked edge and the two lads






if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Brown%20Hill
Brown Hill

someone has planted a garden on the side of  river Douglas

River Douglas  
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img028661.jpg
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-walk-up-winter-hill-from-belmont.html



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/



old sheepfold –

Note from Dad Pre-historic swirls?  one distict and one less you can feel the one on left , with two it is unlikely just to be random !

Bell Pit

old mine level or adit

pike in the background this is tough grass for me

yes roly poly time !

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

taking a break !

old shaft ? or collapse ?
nothing is marked on the circa 1900 map of the area

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/rivington-pike-brown-hill-mines-312370/



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington_Pike
http://www.about-cumbria.co.uk/section/6501/winter-hill-boundary-wall/

Winter Hill Mine trails, two lads to winter hill mast pits, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Mine adit, Old Bricks, Old mine, Old mines, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the pike and the reservoir and Wilderswood and wilders moor

across these -these cattle grids have hedgehog ramps in them 🙂

on the way up the two lads

we are with Leo today so i have my boots on !

Adam Hill ( left) and white Brow from the two lads

someone has rebuilt this

I was careful not to knock any of the stones off

two lads with the mast in the background

carefully coming off the two lads middle brook in the background

I can still run but have to wait for my dad as Leo is in the back carrier and does not like to run yet !

the mines are on the left hand side – you can just see some evidence of the tips

this shaft is blocked off

one of the flooded shafts

learning how to drink safely on the moors -dont do this unless you check to see where the water comes from

Leo looking at me eating bilberries
http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry

eating Bilberries

sitting down to eat – pike is in the background

old shaft -capped

another drinking source

Old shaft near the mast

the masts at the back of Winter hill

testing my balance

Old shaft

me doing a roly poly

Leo asleep

one area of old bell pits near the brickworks

practicing going under a fence without damaging the fence or Me!

one of the old bell pits

this area has a lot of bell pits and waste mounds

old pipe ?

someone has been digging here – this is from the area near the brickworks

Leo has just woken up !

“Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” and a place of great
beauty and fascination for many of us, we should always be aware of the
hidden dangers at all times, and do all we can to minimise them.
Unfortunately, many of us like the bleakness and solitude of the place,
and often go wandering around on our own – and at times when there is
perhaps nobody else around on the moors – and in the most appalling
weather conditions! Some would call us foolhardy, but this is our choice
and what we choose to do – and we would defend our right to do just this
– so long as we are all aware of the possible dangers and we dress and
equip ourselves to minimise the risks.
In poor weather never underestimate Winter Hill. The bogs really ARE
there. The visibility really CAN vanish totally within 60 seconds. The
body surface temperature plus the chill factor for those unsuitablydressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite”

Wilderswood mine trail ,Montcliffe,Rivington ,Horwich

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, forest, Insect, Mine adit, Old mine, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

small yellow and black ladybird

just looking at the grasses

old gatepost

old mine level

old water pipe from the pond or mine ?

by the old entrance to the mine still blowing cold air

down towards cabins pit

winter hill mast in the distance

the owners showed me a very gentle old horse – he loved polo mints

old level and tramway

old mine drain?

one of the old rail s

the old tramway bridge – rails

me on a bridge across the tramway

this bridge was reinforced by iron rails

the pike

looking for grasshoppers

me holding a grasshopper

Bell pit

one of the levels

the mast from wilderswood two lads

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trail-311592/
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/europe-trails/trails-europe-united-kingdom/trail/rivington/prd_167366_4539crx.aspx
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/dogs/page/3/





Keld ,Crack pot Hall, Beldi Lead Mines and Swinner Gill.

Posted in Beldi Lead Mines, Crack pot Hall, Keld, mine, Mine adit, Swaledale, Swinner Gill, waterfalls, Yorkshire dales with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keld,_North_Yorkshire
http://www.focaldepth.co.uk/index.php?page=10&sel=1&catg=&search=
http://www.mindat.org/loc-4873.html
http://www.aucu61.dsl.pipex.com/swaledal.htm
http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/keld.asp
http://www.brillmusica.com/images/Images27/index.html
http://www.waterfallsoftheyorkshiredales.co.uk/info28981.html
http://www.pdmhs.com/PDFs/ScannedBulletinArticles/Bulletin%2011-4%20-%20The%20AD%20Lead%20Mines%20in%20Swaledale,%20Yorkshire.pdf

Keld is in the Yorkshire dales -swaledale

Fossils, they look like old worms !

searching a mine tunnel ?

old rail from one of the mines !

me on a old tractor !

http://www.magneticnorthphotography.com/photo4110347.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36652311@N03/5016709847/
http://www.mindat.org/sitegallery.php?loc=215050

Crackpot Hall , the kitchen ,

this is how they used to have a bath its a old tin bath

can you see the date ?

mine adit

river bed – swinner gill

lead vein

gill scrambling
This is a waterfall -its dry at the moment – I climbed this

at the top of the  waterfall

waterfall – old mine tunnel on left blocked after a few feet

the river disappears underground but does flow down the valley normally

old mine bridge

mine adit – crackpot hall

This hill was steep

Note from dad :
This is a steep Hill decent – my trainers couldn’t cope , Jake just kept on going !!!

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Beldi-Hill-Lead-Mine/
http://beldymine.piczo.com/?cr=3
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Beldi-Hill-Lead-Mine-User-Album/?uid=988
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/mines/Beldi-hill_3046/Beldi-hill.asp
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/view_picture.asp?id=31305
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom-swailes/3299499735/
http://www.mindat.org/locdana-4873.html

mine ore processing remains

old mine pulley ?
inside the mine tunnel

along the mine tunnel  please be careful !!!!!

plants do not grow – this is because its toxic waste from the minerals in the mine waste

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/keld-310160/

This is my route

Wilderswood in the snow , Horwich , Christmas day walk 0C to -3C

Posted in Cabin Pit, Horwich, Mine adit, Old mines, Rivington Pike, sledging, wilderswood, Wilderswood water tunnel with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/rivington/203129323512595105

weather good , small family walk

old gate post at start of Wilderswood

sledging again

Rivington pike from wilderswood

deep snow

ice river

I had been down this the other day , the river goes into one of the water tunnels which is blocked ,

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img027052.jpg

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dscn1028.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adit for mine ,

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img027182.jpg

 

 

iron trough

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00118.jpg

 

mine building for the main shaft at wilderswood

 

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html

 

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders3.html

 

 

 

shaft -capped

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00122.jpg

main colliery  winding buildings

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00123.jpg

still blowing cold air – which is warmer than the surrounding rocks melting the snow!

cabin pit shaft buildings

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img027252.jpg

 

 

 

quarry terrace

I love running in the snow

 

 

 

 

 

me back at the car ,

note from dad:Two lads is to the left , Georges lane in the snow , the compact snow made it easier to drive on as the road is normally heavily potholed

 


http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/winterhill.htm another mine site
http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm Horwich Heritage centre
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52990 Horwich history overview