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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

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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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Christmas day and Wilderswood

Posted in Blackrod, Cabin Pit, Christmas Day, Evie, Horwich, Leo, Old mines, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, Wilderswood water tunnel, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Christmas day , I had a great day today , we went for a walk and watched films and played with our new toys , we had a really good breakfast and roast beef for our main meal.

Me and Leo

These are Leo’s Hand prints

 

Leo

We had Italian pancetta , Croissant and scrambled egg for Breakfast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancetta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croissant

I liked this

Leo enjoyed the breakfast – scrambled eggs and Croissant

Evie looks at her presents

one of my presents

Evie is opening one of her Presents

I am very happy the Game I wanted

Leo opens his main present from out Nana

Leo likes his new present

one of the Art books Evie got

This is the Pin art -my Hand !

Walk around Wilderswood
we did this last year but it had snowed
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/wilderswood-in-snow-horwich-christmas.html

our route this year
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/61690758

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in the woods

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

Evie in her Pink coat

Evie and mummy

Love the mud !

They have planted new trees to replace the pine trees which were cut down
the Pike !

walking towards Cabin pit

I am running up the track

having a look at the stream which flows underneath the track here

running past  there are a lot of mine tunnels under where we are

part of the old mine buildings

some odd holes in the walls ?

this is old pit head !

Iron trough

The pike

an old rail from the old mine used as a fence post !

Looking over Horwich and Blackrod

winter Hill mast and the two lads and of course my hat !

Wilderswood to Rivington Pike to Two Lads, Horwich

Posted in Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

from Wilderswood car park the start

the mast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/underground/reservoir/history.shtml

looking towards Horwich, wilderswood  several old shafts are in this area !

look carefully you can see a line this is the old tramway !

the Pike

old shaft -see the four posts

looking towards the mast

looking towards wilderswood and the sportsman’s

climbing towards the pike

across the rocks near the top !

can I beat my dad ?

first to the Pike !

can you see the pigeon tower ?

the path we will take to the two lads is to the right as a dark line

running towards two lads

jumping one of the ditches you find on this route

its very wet ! and muddy

River Douglas crossing

two lads is on the right hand side

video we took towards  the pike and two lads

the light is fading !

the pike is in background

I am between Horwich and Chorley!

this is me on top of the two lads

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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 !


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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”

Rivington Pike, Rivington, Horwich – Bell pits drift mine and river Douglas ice stream walk -6C

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Horwich Parish Church and School, Ice, Lancashire, Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, water tunnels with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Up the stream -which is River Douglas

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html

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


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(Lancashire)

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/River_Douglas


http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/river-douglas/


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/winter-hill-panoramas/


http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-walk-up-winter-hill-from-belmont.html


http://www.bolton.org.uk/winterhill.html


http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/cy/ymchwil/cynllunio/33512.aspx

 

 

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-2.html

http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/content/Projects/Roman_mining.htm

 

 

a nice waterfall

beautiful ice crystals

three fingered ice monster

big  ice crystals

 

these banks are steep and have a lot of loose snow

me on the snow

Note from Dad:

reason for Hot Chocolate from a flask -don’t use water based drinks they freeze and the ice crystals irritate the stomach , unless you protect them from freezing !

Mine Building ? -has three doorways or gateways ?

 

 

a video of the bell pit s in this area

3 Bell pits in a row

me sitting down next to a bell pit

 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/places-in-britain/location/winter-hill-mines/winter-hill/lancashire/england/


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf

 

 

a big bell pit

drift mine ?

 

 

 

 

me in the ice river

 

icicles

me sliding down the ice

 

looks like water 🙂 I am on the left  hand side against the tunnel wall

me in the ice tunnel

lots of ice

 

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https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00148.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00149.jpg

 

sliding on my bum

walking the snowy bank

 

sanoodi route to follow