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Posted in Durham, fell running, nana, sledging, snow with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

we went for a small walk when it had snowed !

me and Evie threw snow balls at each other

This is my snow angel
The mist came down so went home

a lone walker in the mist and snow

throwing snow at my mum

Here is Leo

we went sledging

This is the golf course

I am running after Evie to get the sledge back !

one of the runs we have done – we have to take it easy as we have not been out for a while

avoiding some rocks

two lads in the mist

through wilderswood

Arcon Village !


This is my Nana , My Nana has just had a big operation and we went to see her

This is Durham castle and Cathedral;query=

filed of Jeans !

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

I liked the cathedral it was a beautiful place and very peaceful we were not allowed to take photos in the main church so we did not !

Leo is just starting to try and walk !

Evie making patterns on our hotel room

Evie found a stone which was like a pigs snout !

making a funny face !

Note from Dad:
apologies for not updating the Blog but a lot of illness, travelling and illness in the family has prevented us being as active as normal! Jake says see you soon on Winter Hill!


Rivington pike sledging , Portuguese food , Winter Hill

Posted in Brown Hill, Cacoila, Crooked Edge Hill, Evie, Horwich, Ice, Pasteis de nata, Rivington Pike, sledging, snow, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I  am by Wilderswood,
the route we took from Wilderswood

It began to snow

Brown Hill

I am looking at where to sledge down this slope , its very wet a lot of ice and cold water

Evie in her wellies

sledging down brown Hill

looking towards crooked edge

up towards the pike

can you see the top of the mast ?

the mast just appearing

me sledging down the pike

the mast with snow

a lone runner

a snowstorm cooming in

I am sledging and snow is just starting

runners comming up the pike in snow

Pike in falling snow

Jake has contributed to the following site

the snow storm passed over us

Evie and Mummy going down the Pike

I sledge down to Evie and mum

The pike in fog

Me in the snow and falling snow

Evie doing a roly poly

can you see the pike ?

looking at Brown Hill

falling snow near Wilderswood
Portuguese sardine pate

It was yummy !

This is  Portuguese Beef Yummy !!! Cacoila–portuguese-beef-.aspx

This is a Pasteis de nata
Portuguese cream tarts—pasteis-de-nata/

Evie Enjoyed these !

Another great day ,

Sledging at Two Lads and Hole Bottom on Winter Hill

Posted in Hole bottom, sledging, snow, Two lads, winter hill, winter Tyres with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

we parked at the top car park there was a lot of snow

Note from Dad: Cold weather tyres allow us to get here safely

route taken


Me and my sledge

I have to keep my eyes shut to keep the night vision

sledging at Two lads

on top of two lads

Sledging at Hole bottom

My dad Sledging 🙂

Safety :
Black ice on the roads , – 1 to -3 with a small wind chill felt like -5

“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 unsuitably
dressed, 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”

Jake had multi layers on tonight to allow him to safely enjoy the snow ,
do enjoy but take care ,

Me and Evie Sledging,Horwich Snow!!!!!

Posted in Evie, Horwich, sledging, snow with tags , , , on December 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Me and Evie – if you Know Horwich there is a place where everyone goes sledging 😉 – tonight was the first day of the snow ! Weather was good -1 to 0 , no snow falling
I love sledging !


Me doing a roly Poly !

Me sledging

Me watching Evie

Me sledging

Evie playing in the snow

Evie watching Me

Evie’s Hat is covered in snow !

Evie Sledging

Me making patterns in the snow

Me and Evie walking back with the sledge

Me in the Snow, Two Lads, Rivington,Brown Hill, River Douglas,Wilderswood,

Posted in Brown Hill, Lancashire, New chapel Lane, River Douglas, sledging, Two lads, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Quick Photo collection of me in the Snow

Two Lads

Two Lads

Two Lads

Two Lads

Brown Hill –Rivington pike

Georges lane

Georges lane


River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

River Douglas

near New chapel Lane

near New chapel Lane


Smithills moor at night in mist with sleet –

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

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 ,








adit for mine ,



iron trough


mine building for the main shaft at wilderswood




shaft -capped

main colliery  winding buildings

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

cabin pit shaft buildings




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 another mine site Horwich Heritage centre Horwich history overview


Rivington pike , Rivington, winter Hill ,Horwich in the snow -4 to -6C

Posted in Brown Hill, Fiddlers ferry power station, Horwich, Ice, red moss, Rivington, Rivington drift mine, Rivington Pike, sledging, snow, Two lads, water tunnel, Wilder's moor, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Wilder’s moor -centre two lads , left is Winter Hill Mast

good conditions – temp -4 to -6c when sun went down , good  level walk,

Rivington Pike from georges lane

Tracks from the old mines

looking down from the wilderswood drift mine mine entrance  -look carefully tramway is clear line down the hill

old shaft capped  – vented

boundary stone – Chorley  and Horwich ?

Brown Hill with Rivington Pike on right hand side

ice river -water is moving under the ice


Note From Dad: Jake has been across this section before , the ice was enough to hold Jakes weight and being shallow was low risk – please be careful not even Walsh trainers gripped on this – Jake had been practising moving safely on ice ,  Jake is keeping to snow where possible after testing what is under the snow,

Jake is using his hands and a low centre of gravity to negotiate the tunnel below, temp in this tunnel was around – 6c  plus wind chill with very cold water , Jake has 3 layers on his lower body of water resistant/thermal and quick dry material ,  we have spares of dry clothing in case!



going into the tunnel


in the ice tunnel


watching dad !

on my hands now !

careful ! water and ice very slippery !

thigh high snow between the tufts of heather

Brown Hill

sledging down Brown Hill

Brown Hill with Mast just appearing

Rivington drift mine buildings

Old entrance to Rivington drift  mine

bottom half of the Pike -sledging



the pike and Winter Hill Mast -crooked hill on right


very steep slope !!!! me and the sledge , I fell out of the sledge !!

Note from dad :these slopes are rated by Bolton mountain Rescue, this slope is  very steep and we moved Jake onto a more gentle slope!



down a more gentle slope



Sunset over Horwich with Fiddlers ferry power station can be seen on left  red moss in front of it ,

there is a solitary gate post in the middle of the field  ,





Last look at the Pike before Christmas eve ,

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