Archive for the Youth Hostel Category

Hadrian’s wall -Once Brewed to Winshield crag,Northumberland

Posted in Hadrians wall, mine, Nature, Northumberland, winshield crag, Youth Hostel with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

old mine

near peel   turret

near turret 39a

the wall near turret 39b on way to winshield crag

me on the wall
the trig point at winshield crag
route we took
local Links
Local YHA
Info about Hadrian’s wall trail
Winshield Crag
Winshield crag  picture

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 1, lake district

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, Lake District, Old mine, slate mine, Tramway, underground, Youth Hostel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is the youth hostel we stayed at

the view is beautiful

this hill is very hard to run up it became steeper later on !

a old truck?

slate waste-very hard to run up -see the video below!

a iron  rope for  moving the slate

we  followed the iron rope to locate the mine up the mountain – Coniston Old Man

iron pole for sliding and for moving the slate -can you see the rail tracks ?

machine made in Leeds

the first mine site

this is a tunnel ,this was blocked after 40 feet

on top of the first tunnel

Links :

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun

1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,