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Christmas Eve -Cinema trip and Adam Hill to Holders to Hole Bottom to Two lads on Winter Hill

Posted in Adam hill, Bell Pits, Christmas Eve, fell running, Holders farm, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Horwich, middlebrook retail park, Rivington Pike, TinTin, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is in his push chair – we take this to school every day as its good in all weathers including the snow ūüôā

I am pushing the Pushchair today

This is Middlebrook we are going to the cinema to see TinTin
http://www.middlebrook-bolton.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/

we ate out at Mcdonalds as a special treat !
I have lost my front two upper teeth !
http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/

In the Afternoon I went on a run – Adam Hill to Holders Plantation to Hole Bottom to Two Lads – fast run

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/61627478

 

Looking towards the Welsh mountains and Liverpool

Two Lads

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

The mast

these are large stones

Bell pit just below Adam Hill

The masts and a lone cyclist

My dad fell on down into this ! it normally me but you have to be careful

Holders Farm
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/explore-ruined-farmhouse-at-holders.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two-lads-winter-hill-horwich/

A lone walker just above Holders plantation

this is much more fun that it looks !

the old dam wall at Holders plantation

Hole Bottom Brick and Tile works in the day ! no snow !
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/12/sledging-at-two-lads-and-hole-bottom-on.html
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/walking-the-dean-ditch/

My dads trainer and tracksuit covered in mud as usual ! this is clinker from burning coal

some of old stone slabs in Hole bottom

Looking down from two Lads

the pike

Two lads

the mast from the two lads

racing down from the two lads

trying to find a dry route

Nearly back (two lads and mast )
4.85 mph today better in the day , no snow  or  rain or fog !
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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/

Wilderswood mine trail ,Montcliffe,Rivington ,Horwich

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, forest, Insect, Mine adit, Old mine, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

small yellow and black ladybird

just looking at the grasses

old gatepost

old mine level

old water pipe from the pond or mine ?

by the old entrance to the mine still blowing cold air

down towards cabins pit

winter hill mast in the distance

the owners showed me a very gentle old horse – he loved polo mints

old level and tramway

old mine drain?

one of the old rail s

the old tramway bridge – rails

me on a bridge across the tramway

this bridge was reinforced by iron rails

the pike

looking for grasshoppers

me holding a grasshopper

Bell pit

one of the levels

the mast from wilderswood two lads

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trail-311592/
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/europe-trails/trails-europe-united-kingdom/trail/rivington/prd_167366_4539crx.aspx
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/dogs/page/3/





Wilderswood to Two Lads to Winter Hill mast Brickworks to River Douglas

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Historic Horwich, Horwich, Old brickworks, Old mine, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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on the way from wilderswood

the Pike

The mast in the mist -two lads is to the left

 http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2069
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/c/cinnabarmoth.aspx
http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/nature/pictures/large-insects.asp?pic=117
cinnabar month

on the way to Two lads

wet -switched to waterproof Hat

on top of the two lads

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

on the way to the mast

 http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill%20mast



we came across a wall next to this 3 bell pits

on of the bell pits

on the mast road

on the way down from the mast

the old brickworks

the old brickworks at the back of the mast

a old sink – they used to make these here

very interesting moss

very wet between the mast and River Douglas

This route was very wet today – this goes from the mast to Rivington Pike

nearly into the deep bog !

crossing a stream

I wanted to take this home -dad¬†wouldn’t¬†let me !

River Douglas 
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img028661.jpg


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html






quick break!

This is the water tunnel next to Brown Hill 

another rest !

 Lower Rivington reservoir


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








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





Holden’s Colliery ,Smithills shooting hut, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill

Posted in Holden s Colliery, Smithills shooting hut, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts with tags , , , , , , on December 30, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/lovely-day-for-a-walk/
http://www.lostockac.co.uk/diary/wednesday-3rd-march-2010-head-torch-run/
two sites with routes in this area
http://www.justusuk.com/2009/11/will-yo-come-o-sunday-morning.html
this give’s some history to this key access point,

route we took
http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/bolton/2394443038

weather : OK 6c to 4C ,this was a discovery walk looking for a colliery
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html

 

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img03002.jpg
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html
the same area in snow

looking at the icicles

me , My sister and my mum

Smithills shooting hut

on the way to the mast

millstone grit -looking at the name on it !

looks like a old mill stone unfinished  ? next to a quarry
Bell Pit

another waste tip

doorway to Holden s Colliery
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Winter_Hill_Mines.html overview site

old walls Holden s Colliery

overview Holden s Colliery site

Holden s Colliery pits/shafts

Holden s Colliery main path is to the left with dean mills reservoir in the top left

mine waste – or shale with coal¬†pieces¬†in it ¬†near Holden’s colliery

http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england6.html
Ormrods Bolton Brick -found  next to winter Hill mast

Looking at icicles

Old shaft near winter hill  mast square in shape -grey fences behind are the winter hill support cables

across the moor

the other winter hills towers

Roly Poly
note from dad take care on the Hills

Rivington Pike, Rivington, Horwich – Bell pits drift mine and river Douglas ice stream walk -6C

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Horwich Parish Church and School, Ice, Lancashire, Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, water tunnels with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Up the stream -which is River Douglas

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html

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


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(Lancashire)

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/River_Douglas


http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/river-douglas/


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/winter-hill-panoramas/


http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-walk-up-winter-hill-from-belmont.html


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


http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/cy/ymchwil/cynllunio/33512.aspx

 

 

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-2.html

http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/content/Projects/Roman_mining.htm

 

 

a nice waterfall

beautiful ice crystals

three fingered ice monster

big  ice crystals

 

these banks are steep and have a lot of loose snow

me on the snow

Note from Dad:

reason for Hot Chocolate from a flask -don’t¬†use water based¬†drinks¬†they freeze and the ice¬†crystals¬†irritate¬†the stomach , unless you protect them from freezing !

Mine Building ? -has three doorways or gateways ?

 

 

a video of the bell pit s in this area

3 Bell pits in a row

me sitting down next to a bell pit

 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/places-in-britain/location/winter-hill-mines/winter-hill/lancashire/england/


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


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

 

 

a big bell pit

drift mine ?

 

 

 

 

me in the ice river

 

icicles

me sliding down the ice

 

looks like water ūüôā I am on the left ¬†hand side against the tunnel wall

me in the ice tunnel

lots of ice

 

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dscf3784.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00148.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00149.jpg

 

sliding on my bum

walking the snowy bank

 

sanoodi route to follow