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Two lads , mine trail and campfire and marshmallows

Posted in Bonfire night, Evie, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Marshmallow, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Winter Hill Mines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

our route !

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Its just me ,Leo and dad today!

looking at lower Rivington reservoir

we go towards the mast

we look back at the Reebok

down from the pike towards the towers

Leo is looking round today

can you see Leo he is nice and warm !

we watched someone try and take off here

Bell pit

a trail bike -this damages the grass

Old posts

a big beam I used this to cross the bog

just crossing a stream

the mast

the Pike and the reservoir

small dam wall

looking towards the two lads

Leo falls asleep

recent collapse

Note from Dad :you have to be careful in this area – when you cross this at night make sure you know the risks and also to read the old mining areas

tracks from a 4X4

Bell pit collapse

peat plus the layers under it

a lone cyclist behind is Manchester

The Pike

Lone fell runner

the mast and its towers

the mast behind the two lads

I am off !

Evie and me in the garden the fire kept us warm – I like to look at the fireworks but done like the noise

Note from dad -Jake is very sensitive with noise
http://autisticadventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/noise-sensitivity-for-children-with.html

we ate marshmallows which had been cooked over the fire – yum yum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow

I had some hot chocolate !

after watching some of the less noisy fireworks i went inside to watch some of these from the window and then watched a film !

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/

Coal pit road , colliers row , Brownstones quarry ,moortop barrows -Bell pit ,dean mills reservoir

Posted in Brownstones quarry, Coal pit road, colliers row, dean mills reservoir, moortop barrows -Bell pit, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

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

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/116151

Photo’s of Colliers row – we will locate the mine another time,

http://www.halliwell-lhs.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=92

http://brownstones.wetpaint.com/

http://www.manchesterbirding.com/horwichmoorsiteguidezone4.htm

http://www.manchesterbirding.com/coalpitlanemap2.jpg

http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=96752&p=3&topicID=33029816

above links are for the Quarry

note from dad : deep soft wet snow , with slush for the rest of the route , at high traffic areas -there was wet ice meaning very slippy conditions, mist conditions with rain – cold wet  penetrating type weather , Jake changed into over trousers and changed Jakes gloves the rest of Jake was dry apart from the last 1 mile when the slush became around 6 inches and  went  over into  Jakes waterproof socks, as this was a downhill section and we were near the car we didn’t need to put dry socks on.

Brownstones quarry

me checking the ground

my dad pouring my hot chocolate

hot chocolate sitting on a insulated mat

Brownstones quarry

Hampsons Farm

the horses were very wet

 

part of the water pipes for the reservoir

crossing a stream

looks like a head with a flat cap on it !

mist and  talking to my dad on the walkie talkie



http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=a312&file=index&do=showpic&pid=12617

Note from Dad :what we found was a bell pit (had the tell tale signs of this type of mine and signs of other mines following a line ,we will revisit the area without snow – the wet snow was deep – knee deep for me, as its not clear we had the correct site due to the snow covering most of the area up,

note from dad Dad:  Hmmm……….. I hope this wasn’t a person , in the Czech republic before they go on the ice they wait  and only if the temperature has been below   -5  for 5 days before they take the risk,
dean mills reservoir supplied dean Mills
http://www.utopia-britannica.org.uk/pages/LANCS.htm


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/walking-the-dean-ditch/

Roly poly down the bank

Old mines via White Coppice Geology Trail and the Great Hill

Posted in Dean Brook, fell running, Great Hill, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Old mine, Old mines, Second World War, waterfalls, waterman's cottage, White Coppice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is Waterman’s Cottage

I am standing on a tree ! it looks like a rock but its a old tree trunk !

this is the entrance to the city!  -Here I imagined I was discovering a  long lost city !

I am climbing the wall of the city

waterfall wall  these need climbing

last wall and very very sliiiiiiiiiipy

next to the city mine

in the small mine

a exposed bank of shale ( comment from Dad opposite here evidence of many mine shafts -bell pits  )

looking at the bell pit these are the best so far we have seen

a line of bell pits  going towards the river

standing between to gate posts at Drinkwaters which was used for target practice in WW2!

Great Hill summet  here you can go to Darwin Tower, Winter Hill views all around
– you can see Preston,Rivington Pike,Blackburn

me relaxing on a stone seat  – 4 miles  one to go !

weather Bright sunshine and cold at start to light rain and cold wind, we saw a lot of people on Great Hill
who did not have the correct kit on  ,
one asked us near the top of Great Hill if this was Great Hill  , the other two people didn’t know either – do not go out without a map and if you carry the map know how to use it!
Take care on the Hills please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

route we took
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/white-coppice-mine-hunt-301356/ 5 miles in total

http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/ good site for this area

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hill about the great hill