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Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Jake and the rest of the family have been struck with several episodes of bugs and illness  we will update the Blog as soon as we can apologies !
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1st Year review Jake of Winter Hill

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Jake would like everyone who has read his blog,
the original idea was to show people what Jake could do rather than what he couldn’t,
Jake has a sensory issue with holding a pen so this seemed a way of getting around that issue by using a keyboard., Jake showed great interest in the local area and anything that involved getting wet! Jake has gone on to become interested in some more extreme outdoor pursuits normally with fell shoes on !
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/03/waterfall-at-wards-reservoir-night-and.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/me-in-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill.htmlEvie will also come along as well
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/two-lads-winter-hill-horwich-in-falling.html

Jakes new baby Brother
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-new-baby-brother-leo.html

Jake has visited both FranceBelgium and Holland twice ,
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/fermont-fort-maginot-line.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Belgium
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/France
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Netherlands

Jake put together a challenge run
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-or-14-peak-courses-on-winter-hill-by.html

Places planned 2011
Mines -swineside 
Cross fell mines,
Blencathra ,
Whinlatter forest runs,
Holcombe moor ,
trips planned to Belguim/Holland

people have asked how much of this is Jakes Blog,
Jake gets the options to choose from some different routes which Jake/myself have researched .
Jake writes most of the individual Blog entries but I proof read  and add to what is there through links,
I  generally pick out all the good photos from a run and myself and Jake review these and remove ones we Dont feel fit into the Blog.
Yes Jake really does these distances and completes these runs, photos are generally Geo tagged

Jake’s Original blog, 31/07/10
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html



Jake’s half year Blog
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-year-and-review-of-2010.html

68 Blog posts 

12,000 views in total



Jake’s full year 31/07/11


108 blog entries 
28,000 views in total

Both myself and Jake take a great deal of care when out and about,
I generally use risk aversion to avoid issues, a great deal of planning and preparation goes into the runs/walks,
Jake’s equipment does vary but includes extra just in case we are delayed,
I take Jakes safety very seriously ,we often repeat things until i feel Jake gets the Technique or understands how to deal with things safely.

though I feel the following comment is much better than anything i could write
http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf
P48

“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”

Darwen Moor mines , Turn Lowe, Blackburn and Darwen , mist and -2C

Posted in Blackburn With Darwen, Bolton, disused tip, fell running, Ice, Lancashire, mine, Old Bricks, Old mines, Old Quarry, Turn Lowe, Turton Moor, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/467113

known as  Pasture Barn Farm ruins

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/cranberry-moss-bull-hill-darwen-old.html

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/cranberry-moss-bull-hill-darwen-old.html

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1838580

Winter Hill with the Fog coming in you can see the plane trails high in the sky – mast is to the right

me on the ice

Note from Dad: most of the route was clear but ice patches on the top were found

iron pipe in the grass -from the Mine?

me looking at the ruins

a old building

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/3426482035/

better photo of this type of  Brick

Brick from Joseph Higson Daubhill Brickworks Bolton

http://www.boltonrevisited.org.uk/s-about-daubhill.html location of Brickworks,

a metal pipe ?

Note from dad :some aspects of the building were odd for a farm

mist coming in over the mine above the farm ruins – the other half is flooded

in the mist at Turn Lowe,  The mist took 30 minutess to come down across our route making it cold and difficult to see,

me on a capped mine shaft – poor visibility which got worse as it became dark

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/467091

better day and photo!

another shaft

old mine shaft and a mine  tip

me doing a roly-poly down the hill – have fun as well !!

Route we took

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/darwen-moor-mines-304074/

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/darwen-moor-mines-304076/

history of mines in this area

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?language=eng&pageID=1251

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collieries_in_Lancashire_since_1854

About the area around Darwen

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

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/

http://www.darwenfc.com/

http://www.darwendashers.co.uk/

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=418&language=eng

http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/08/darwen-moor-and-jubilee-tower.html

http://www.unitedutilities.com/Roddlesworth.aspx

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.20535&viewPage=2

see section Section 20 – 21

Photo walk , Historic Horwich ,Fleet street, Horwich Parish Church and School,2.54 Miles

Posted in Bolton, Horwich, Lancashire, Railway, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/horwich/803129216514438017

the route taken

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/historyben/profiles/4878432.Horwich_profiled___a_look_at_your_area/

Horwich

HORWICH, a chapelry, in the parish of Deane, union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Bolton, on the road to Chorley and Preston; containing 3773 inhabitants. The ancient forest of Horwich, sloping down the sides of Rivington Pike, long since disappeared. It was sixteen miles in circumference; and from its capacious dimensions, and its abundant supply of timber for buildings and for fuel, it became a manufacturing station at a very early period: as remote as the reign of Henry VIII. we read of yarn spun in Horwich. The chapelry is situated for the most part in a luxuriant valley, gradually rising through the village towards Bolton, and is separated from Anderton by the river Douglas; it comprises 3230 acres. The population is chiefly engaged in extensive bleaching-works and cotton-mills. The bleach-works of Messrs. Joseph Ridgway and Company were commenced about 1781; and the print-works of Messrs. Chippendale and Company, employing 500 persons, about the same time. Of three cotton-mills, the two largest belong to Messrs. W. and W. Bennett, and Peter Gaskell, Esq. A good stonequarry is wrought. Here is a station of the Bolton and Preston railway. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £240; patron, the Vicar of Deane. The present chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected by the Church Commissioners in 1831, at an expense of £5848, in lieu of the old chapel; it is in the early English style, with a square tower, and contains a monument by Westmacott, which cost £1500, to the late Joseph Ridgway, Esq., who was a large proprietor of land here. There are three places of worship for dissenters. Attached to the chapel are, an infants’, a Sunday, and a national school. Two heaps of stones on Wildersmoore Hill are intended, it is said, to record the death of two boys in the snow, on going to the grammar school at Rivington

http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/

St Johns Methodist church Horwich

stone houses often found on the main streets

from the second world war people – removed railings as part of the war effort  these are the tail tail signs of this ,the loco works and the local industry produced anything from Tanks to planes in the second world war

turn right to public right of way

go up the steps

the path goes straight ahead

turn right behind lever park school

http://www.leverpark.bolton.sch.uk/

the path has recently been cleared and goes between the lever park school and the golf course

http://www.theinternetgolfclub.com/golfclubs/horwich-golf-club.asp

Old railway sleeper at end of  the path

up the hill

take the left of the two paths – near to stone wall

the Winter Hill mast , two lads in front of the mast – style of stone wall found around this part of Horwich

The pike

Wilderswood is seen below the Pike

two of my Blogs

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-lads-to-winter-hill-to-rivington.html

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/spooky-wilderswood-in-dark-at-4-to-6-c.html

a old stile-there is a old line of a hedge to the right

keep to the right hand path -towards the buildings in distance

Montcliffe quarries can be seen , Winter Hill mast on left hand side

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/08/montcliffe.html

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/burnt-edge-colliery-and-hedgehog.html

this route takes you past the quarries you can see above

looking back towards blackrod

path leads to lane – right is a old farm -stone is used for the roof turn left

route is to the left towards fleet street

Historic fleet street

1777 – some of the houses are dated at

stone drain -blocked by leaves

go past the Monkey puzzle tree

down the lane, to the right is the Ridgmont  cemetery behind the wall

one house with slate and one with a  tile roof

Stocks park (see below why)

Stocks ! enough said !

some of the club houses see below!


what does the plaque say ?

In 1777, the Ridgway family leased the Wallsuches site and within a few years their bleachworks employed the majority of people from Horwich as well as from Blackrod and Adlington. The town grew rapidly from 300 people when the Ridgways arrived to 3,500 in 1831. From the family home at Ridgmont, the Ridgways chaired many local bodies for the benefit of the community. They built Holy Trinity Parish Church and School and helped with the provision of workers’ housing. The latter was through the lease of Chapel Field on which employees who joined a building club were allowed to build their own houses. The streets running off Church Street are still known as the Club houses

taken from

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


http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Horwich_Parish_Church.html


http://holytrinityhorwich.com/default.aspx

an old door way

Old post office -1807

Horwich School

old cellars

bay window houses -club houses ?

old police station -now a vets

CC horwich bridge

Bridge Inn

Horwich Conservative Club 1887

entrance to Horwich Old station park

VR post Box

Gorton Cottage home of Formerly the home of the prominent industrialist and benefactor Andrew Peak (1810 to 1889)

taken from http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=80


2 windows at the front and ….

four windows at the back!!

lamp posts

reminder of the past loco works

http://www.horwichstation.org.uk/history

http://www.horwichstation.org.uk/maps

kildonian house surgery building 1902

plague on a terrace set of house’s

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Cottage_Hospital.html

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Cottage_Hospital.html

old and new street signs !

gate posts on Chorley new Road …

On Chorley new road there are three old houses with advertisements did you see them ?

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I am 7 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot , sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog  is about challenging that!   I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to!