Archive for the River Douglas Category

Two Lads to Rivington and back again in fog/deep bog

Posted in Brown Hill, fell running, Foggy, Horwich, Night Run, Night Time Navigation, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

route
around 4 miles in very foggy and failing light ,
the bogs were very deep tonight between the pike and the mast ,
Jake was at one point thigh deep !
very wet underfoot and wind chill left it feeling cold ,
This run was to test equipment and Jake’s navigation .
for people who are unaware Jake has a full set of safety kit on him , full cover, phone, online GPS tracker -there are no blackout areas for the GPS on this route  , whistle, walkie talkie ,headlamp ,spare torch, Two strobe lights  -1 mile visibility , Hi reflective clothing, spare clothing, food .compass/map . we take Jake’s safety very seriously, the clothing he uses is waterproof, multi layer high performance, His trainers are Walsh trainers designed for these conditions, Jake is very experienced on these fells but we err on the side of caution and kept to easy navigation routes. please be careful what Jake makes look easy really isn’t in the dark and poor conditions. Please be careful !

 

            Two lads pike and back again and more runs in  on MapMyRUN. Find run

Towards the two lads

the two lads in mist /fog

Me on two lads

race down towards Pike cottage

Brown Hill

River Douglas

getting foggy now

The pike in the fog/mist

Roly poly down from the pike

getting a drink

between the pike and the mast

The three photos shows you the visibility issue with the boundary wall

3 metres away

1 meter away

the boundary wall – this is very distinctive but unless you were on-top of it almost invisible

Headlamp allows me to see

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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 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

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Rivington%20Pike


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill%20mast

Horwich heritage center and -Rivington pike/winter hill

Posted in bench mark, Brown Hill, Crankshaw pipeworks, fell running, HMS Hood, Horwich, Horwich heritage centre, Horwich locomotive works, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I went to see the Horwich heritage centre
this is a model of HMS Hood

Here is a mode of  the Horwich locomotive works
I saw the back of the these from Red Moss
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/red%20moss


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Works
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/SPDHorwichLocoWorks.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich#Horwich_Works

a model of a old tram , these used to go to Horwich from Bolton
http://www.boltonrevisited.org.uk/s-good-old-days.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/archivesimages02/1954loc?term=horwich&s_tags=localhistory&sort_by=Title&item_number=60&b_start:int=0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518163788/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518166216/

I just love this
 

its great you can pull and learn about all the levers !

These Bricks are made in Horwich we have found some when we have been out exploring
you can see the map of the tramway on the left
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img05383.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img05139.jpg

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, 
taken from http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36

My run on Winter Hill ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/50249888

4.78 miles
conditions very wet underfoot plus moving across tussock grass and driving rain in the dark
Lower Rivington reservoir

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

Winter Hill mast

just taking a rest

two lads and Brown Hill from the path to the Pike

brown Hill ,two lads

http://wfdbwgua.blogspot.com/2011/08/earlier-on-winter-hill.html
thanks to JtE for showing me this !

my size 4  I am testing these out

Note from dad : Jake normally uses  PB junior trainers , we are using winter grade socks
http://www.walshsports.co.uk/images/FellRunning.pdf

can you see the Reebok ?

I enjoy the view

The mast from the Pike

the pike

can you see the carving ?

crossing between the pike and the mast  near the river Douglas  -its starting to get dark

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

note from dad : we are testing winter equipment and hi vis strobe lighting
here Jake is crossing is a stream , you can see a walkie talkie, Jake has a mobile phone plus a gps tracker,
Jake has a torch,whistle plus spare torch , he has two strobe lights on

what weather we can have !
Note from Dad : the weather closed in , the rain became driving and cold , almost sleet at one stage,
Jake was testing a new coat today in what turned out to be poor conditions,
Winter Hill can bite !  we had chosen this route to get used to poor underfoot conditions in low light conditions  which are very tiring ,  this is very tough for Jake  , Jake  is used to this  the terrain  and is fully equipped  ,we were testing his winter wet grade kit with a set of  spare layers to take this to cold wet weather ,   visibility was reasonable.

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

the mast in driving rain !

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

Wilderswood to Rivington pike old mine ,water tunnel 4 miles

Posted in Brown Hill, Georges Lane, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, T and G Higson Halliwell Brick, The Pigeon Tower, water tunnel, wilderswood, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

me in the wood

raspberries !

jumping over a fallen tree

down to the stream

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img00122.jpg
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img028561.jpg

main collery shaft no 1 wilderswood the shaft (capped) is in front of this

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

can you see the tramway ?

one of the horses

we will have to take a look at this !

Brown Hill

the pike

A fast beetle

behind the pike the sun was setting

I could see Blackpool tower from here

old pipe feeding the water tank

T&G Higson Halliwell (part of Bolton)

found in the middle of the moors  part of the water tank – Lord leverhulme’s Rivington’s garden –

old leval

can you see the old mine

this was narrow -it was wet dark and full of spiders !

note from Dad This is narrow and even jake had to crouch and shuffle along – it was worse for me

looking out for spiders !

video’s from the water tunnel

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

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Pigeon%20Tower

Pigeon tower 

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/97653


http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/localarea/


http://www.chorley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1202


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


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


http://www.angelfire.com/in/rivington/leverpark.html


http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=125-zhc&cid=1#1 details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hayton_Mawson

http://www.leverpark.co.uk/ friends of Lever park

maps of rivington
http://rivington-lancashire.com/MapsP2.html

Lower Rivington reservoir

just below brown hill

on our way back we gave directions to some people who were looking for the pike !

The pike at sunset brown hill has the trees on it to the left

the sunset had a orange glow to it – making me look Orange !

see !

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/