Archive for Blackburn With Darwen

Hollinshead Hall,Tockholes,Darwin

Posted in Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Darwen, Hollinshead Hall, Lancashire, Tockholes with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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me

I’m off down the Hill !

next to a gatepost of Hollinshead Hall

me on one of the walls of Hollinshead Hall

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollinshead_Hall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tockholes
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/116177
http://people.bath.ac.uk/liskmj/living-spring/sourcearchive/ns2/ns2jc1.htm
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18662
http://www.unitedutilities.com/FilmHollinsheadHall.aspx
http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/showthread.php/9405-The-ruins-of-Hollinshead-Hall-and-holy-well.-8-8-2010
http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/tour/Haunted_England/pictures/1025906

Me and Mum and baby Leo  5 weeks looking at the informational board

the well house

old iron works – my trainer !

stone bath – water container

me and mum and Leo !

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Darwen Jubilee tower ,Earnsdale reservoir ,Sunnyhurst hey reservoir, Darwen tower trig point ,Darwen, Blackburn

Posted in Blackburn, Darwen, Darwen Jubilee tower, Darwen tower, Darwen tower trig point, Earnsdale reservoir, Sunnyhurst hey reservoir with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21899

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21900

http://www.visitlancashire.com/site/things-to-do/search/darwen-tower-p96040#ProductList-/site/things-to-do/search/darwen-tower-p96040

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53115

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

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/upload/doc/History_Notes_web_20060223091154.doc

Sunnyhurst hey reservoir

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?LANGUAGE=eng&pageID=1329

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

me next to a stone with a picture of the tower on it -Darwen Jubilee tower

Darwen tower without the dome

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/8669079.Firms_rush_to_Darwen_Tower___s_rescue/

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/darwen/8633422.Top_of_Darwen_Tower_blown_off_in_gusts/

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=nav.257

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1131817

India Mill tower in the background

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/lancashire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8329000/8329883.stm

http://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-184681-india-mill-darwen

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=486&language=eng

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?language=eng&pageID=2572

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=4836&language=eng

http://www.btinternet.com/~dajaca/links2.htm

view of darwen

Darwen Moor a beautiful view

Earnsdale reservoir ,Sunnyhurst hey reservoir, trig point

http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.14425&setPaginate=No

http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/82398/earnsdale-reservoir-with-darwen-moor/

http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Lancashire/Darwen/pictures/1019430

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1717312

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/articles/2008/03/18/history_darwen_tower_feature.shtml

Darwen tower

video from the top of the tower

running down from the tower

running across  the heather

going down the path back to the car

west Pennine moor access sign

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53119


http://www.visitnorthwest.com/blackburn/sunnyhurst.htm


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

general sites :

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

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

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!

Turton and Entwistle Reservoir in the Snow, Bolton -4C to -6C in the shade

Posted in Blackburn With Darwen, Bolton, forest, Ice, Lancashire, snow, Turton and Entwistle Reservoir with tags , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

a giant block of snow

the snow was very deep

a tunnel we found

the other  end of the tunnel
the ice bridge !

me and Evie relaxing

Jake that is me and Evie on the bridge

Memorial forest

a memorial to people who have died

playing on the path

looking how deep the snow is

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/-turton/740129157274747005

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/-turton/325129157266780227

Note from Dad  :Please take care before going out in cold temperature’s with young children support mountain rescue teams don’t  use their services !
temperature varied from -4c to -6c even in the sunshine ,  ice found on boulders and in some areas on the well used paths – the previous day it had rained and this had frozen overnight enjoy !





Fairy Battery,Turton and Entwistle reservoir,Bolton -3 to – 6c no Snow!

Posted in Blackburn With Darwen, Bull Hill, Cranberry Moss, Entwistle, Fairy Battery, fell running, forest, Lancashire, Old mines, Old Quarry with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

This is our third blog with places with the name of Fairy in them
the other two are
fairy caves -Trou des fees ,this was in Virton Belgium
Fairy steps -this was in Beetham ,Cumbria
me walking on ice
there is water flowing underneath this ice I am staying to the safe parts !
ice crystals
in the quarry
can you see me ? advantage of Hi visibility clothing !
memorial bench  by Bolton Holiday fellowship
memorial bench
link to Bolton’s HF
memorial bench in memory to Craig Tuppen
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/483239
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/424991
these are better photos!!!
Fairy Battery, an outcrop of rock popular with climbers.  The site was the secret meeting place of non-conformist worshippers in the 17th century.  Opposite the outcrop on the other side of the stream is a quarry complex with extensive mine caverns, now filled in. – taken from Blackburn and Darwen council site


me on top of Fairy Battery, I am being careful as there is a big drop on the other side!!!
climbing up a boulder  this was slippy and covered with ice
very little to grip onto !
??? ditches they just seemed to be filled with water ?
bell pit -we had seen this from Cranberry moss
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44053027
right hand side of photo
we saw  several mines around the top of Fairy Battery.
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/cranberry-moss-bull-hill-darwen-old.html
our last adventure was to Cranberry moss last weekend 

giant icicles
some of the rock outcrops  in this area
some of the sites about the reservoir






Cranberry Moss, Bull Hill, Darwen, – Old mines,Quarries and Old Brickwork site ?.

Posted in A666, Blackburn With Darwen, Bull Hill, colliery, Cranberry Moss, Deer, fell running, Lancashire, mine, Old Bricks, Old brickworks, Old mines, Old Quarry, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Stone quarry
Note from Dad this was in line with the mines found later but no sign of any coal mine waste

on top of the quarry

looking towards the mines

hot chocolate on top of a mine waste tip

can you see Darwen tower ? and me of course !
to collect water ?

on top of a yet another  mine

 

 

mine entrances

stone sleeper ?

to another  mine  -in line with the quarry

long stone – part of the mine ?

I love hot chocolate -see the bricks?  – another old mine

another mine shaft

DANGEROUS BOG-KEEP OUT

Bull Hill Brickworks ?

brick kiln
see the picture of the Bull Hill Brick from this Kiln ?
two deer can you see them ?
last of the mines we saw – we came across around 32 old mines -too many to inspect each one
reasons for this area being full of mines ?
“The Entwistles used to sink little pits on Cranberry Moss, They were what was called Darwen yard mines .just a  few yards deep, coals were bought up by windlass, and sent to Turton, there was  fighting amongst the men. Some of them were too lazy to go down for coal, but when it was brought up they would fight for its ownership”
referance to Darwen yard mines
http://cottontown.org/page.cfm?LANGUAGE=eng&pageID=1251
Our route
weather Cold  below 4c, High chill factor, Jake is now in winter grade clothing , we have changed Jakes socks to include a  waterproof /Breathable layer plus thermal layer, He has brand new Walsh PB’s for increased traction.

 

 

Useful links
Information about the River Darwen which starts on Cranberry Moss

Bull hill maternity hospital
reference to mining at Cranberry moss
fireclay accidents – mines on cranberry moss
reference to mine in this area