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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 !

Leo

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

This is Durham castle and Cathedral

http://www.dur.ac.uk/university.college/
http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/uni/dcaslrpr.xml;query=

http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2012/02/field-of-jeans/

filed of Jeans !

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/oct/19/durham-cathedral-video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=durham+cathedral&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=1099&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vg9eT9vYA4LH0QX-trGLAQ&ved=0CIYBELAE

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery/cloisters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durham_Cathedral_cloisters_(2).jpg

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/cathedral/intro/sanctuary-knocker


http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Yorkshire_and_North/Durham_Cathedral/Durham.htm


http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/DurhamCathedral.html

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,
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/
http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/about-horwich-Wilderswood_Mill.html
the route we took from Wilderswood
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-to-rivington-304544/

It began to snow

Brown Hill

http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/agsmario/default.aspx?point=364466:413500:200&categ=Historic
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-to-crooked.html

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm
http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/transmitternetwork/transmitter_groups/winter_hill

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

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2532/
http://www.theaa.com/walks/lever-park-and-rivington-pike-420716
http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/upload/537630/attachments/Rivington%20Pike.pdf

Jake has contributed to the following site
http://rivingtonpike.com/


http://rivingtonpike.com/wilderswood-to-rivington-pike-to-two-lads

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

http://www.portuguesecooking.com/recipes/main_dishes/cacoila
http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/2088/ca-oila–portuguese-beef-.aspx
http://www.pagesintime.com/ri/portuguese.html

This is a Pasteis de nata
Portuguese cream tarts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastel_de_nata
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/portuguese-custard-tarts—pasteis-de-nata/
http://leitesculinaria.com/7759/recipes-portuguese-custard-tarts-pasteis-de-nata.html

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
http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/tire-advice/cold-weather/index.jsp

route taken
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/60974234

 

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”

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf
P48

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

http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/mountain-advice/mobile-phones
http://www.bowlandpenninemrt.org.uk/safety.htm?

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 !

Evie

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

quick post first snow on Winter Hill.

Posted in Hail, Rivington Pike, snow, Two lads, winter hill mast, winter Tyres on December 4, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Rivington Pike -snow, we went via two Lads -cold weather -1 to the pike through fog with some falling snow

me doing a roly poly though the snow hadnt really settled but it was still fun !

running down the road snow falling   after going between the Pike and mast road 

watching the snow falling when we were in the car !

very odd night – hail , clear sky’s with gusts of wind , then snow falling then fog then snow again – just a small amount though !

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

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

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!

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/wilderswood-winter-hill-horwich-in-snow.html

 

 

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 !!

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=news#3380

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  ,

 


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


http://www.ukqaa.org.uk/PowerStation.html

 

 

 

 

Last look at the Pike before Christmas eve ,

 

 

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


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


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


http://www.rivingtonboardingkennels.co.uk/


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


http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6595

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


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


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

 

 

 

Two lads , Rivington, Winter Hill ,Horwich sledge and Roly poly -4C Snow 3 inch to 3ft

Posted in Adam hill, Crooked Edge Hill, fell running, Horwich, Ice, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Rivington, Rivington Castle, Rivington Pike, snow, Two lads, White Brow, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

 

temperature good at start , the wind picked up and the chill factor became more intense dropping the feels like temperature another 4C

GPS failed to track for part of the route,but approx just under 2 miles

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/two-lads-winter-hill-in-snow-304326/

 

 

sledging down the road

climbing up the snowdrift

the mast is in the distance as we go up to Two Lads

Adam hill and White Brow

Wilderswood and Wilder’s moor

 

 

 

 

me climbing up after sledging down the hill

me doing a roly-poly

 

 

the mast from Two Lads

Rivington Pike ,Brown Hill and Crooked Edge Hill

 

on top of Two Lads

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads?updated-max=2010-12-12T17:54:00Z&max-results=20


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img023291.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sliding down on the sledge

 

this was really fast

where the wind has blown the snow. It looks like sand

 

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

about the two Lads

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

good background to this area

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jed/latest_walk29.htm

good local walking site

http://www.mypennines.co.uk/west-pennine-moors/walks/310510.html

another local walking site

http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/rivington-pike/

Good Walking site

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=news#3370

recent incident on sledging

Note from dad : you have to careful – these slopes had very deep snow and soft landings where we went , there are rocks hidden under the snow in other parts of these slopes , please be careful

-Jake spent a lot of time learning how to up and down deep snow slopes safely, also how to enjoy himself  safely , there is always a trade off of undertaking more extreme forms of outdoor activities (for a 7 year old) and  safety, have fun but do this safely,

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/20/best-and-worst-sledges

this link taken from the Bolton Mountain rescue article above