Archive for Bolton Mountain

Winter Hill Mine trails, two lads to winter hill mast pits, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Mine adit, Old Bricks, Old mine, Old mines, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the pike and the reservoir and Wilderswood and wilders moor

across these -these cattle grids have hedgehog ramps in them ūüôā

on the way up the two lads

we are with Leo today so i have my boots on !

Adam Hill ( left) and white Brow from the two lads

someone has rebuilt this

I was careful not to knock any of the stones off

two lads with the mast in the background

carefully coming off the two lads middle brook in the background

I can still run but have to wait for my dad as Leo is in the back carrier and does not like to run yet !

the mines are on the left hand side – you can just see some evidence of the tips

this shaft is blocked off

one of the flooded shafts

learning how to drink safely on the moors -dont do this unless you check to see where the water comes from

Leo looking at me eating bilberries
http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry

eating Bilberries

sitting down to eat – pike is in the background

old shaft -capped

another drinking source

Old shaft near the mast

the masts at the back of Winter hill

testing my balance

Old shaft

me doing a roly poly

Leo asleep

one area of old bell pits near the brickworks

practicing going under a fence without damaging the fence or Me!

one of the old bell pits

this area has a lot of bell pits and waste mounds

old pipe ?

someone has been digging here – this is from the area near the brickworks

Leo has just woken up !

“Although Winter Hill is a wonderful ‚Äúplayground‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď 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
‚Äď 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 unsuitablydressed, really CAN drop to ‚Äď10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ‚Ķ.. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite”

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/





Two lads to Rivington Pike and back again

Posted in Horwich, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Old Bricks, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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be careful on the cattle grid !

on the way to the two lads

sunset at Two lads

looking at the view over Bolton

the mast from the Two Lads

sunset looking towards Rivington Pike -can you see the Pike ?

between the mast and the pike

running towards the pike

Pigeon tower from the pike

Rivington pike -looks like i am nearly as tall as the mast , standing on the edge of the hill

Bell Pit below Rivington pike
down from the pike towards brown hill

can you see me ?

up from the dog hotel !

looking back to the Pike

across the cattle grid








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



Rivington Road to Wilderswood, Rivington Pike /Winter Hill

Posted in Belmont, Brown Hill, Horwich, Lancashire, Rivington, Rivington Pike, The Pigeon Tower, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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Belmont Road grey and misty day

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterareas.html


http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Winter_Hill.html


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

can you see me ?

we caught up with some walkers

quarries on the other side

old mine tips

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

Rivington pike from near the Pigeon tower

looking back at the pike near wilderswood

Trees being felled due to a pine disease problem
notice of  pine pest problem

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/winterhill-308446/


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterareas.html


http://www.lancashirewalks.com/WinterHillArchive.pdf

>10 peaks part 1 Rivington Pike- Brown Hill-Crooked edge-two lads

Posted in Brown Hill, Chorley, Crooked Edge Hill, Horwich, Manchester, Preston, Rivington, Rivington Pike, Two lads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Georges lane  ice run

 

Rivington Pike -view of Bolton,Horwich ,Chorley and Preston, Winter Hill mast

 

across a stream

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Rivington%20Pike

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

 

 

sheep Skull we found Рno other Bones ?

me in my hi vis clothing  plus strobe light plus torch plus a tracker and walkie talkie,

 

note from dad: a full set of emergency kit is carried by Jake  Р a bivi bag, foil blanket, food,water ,whistle,

he understands how to use this equipment we take his safety very seriously,

Jake has a great deal of experience on this terrain and has been trained to cover this in the dark, sleet and snow,ice , fog ,this environment has many micro climates Рwe came across still air which dipped to Р6 through to wind of 30 mph  combined with  -2 to -4 gives a very low feel like  factor in less than 150 metres.

 

 

this environment is tough what Jake make appear easy is not unless you are equipped  and experienced,

 

view towards Horwich

 

view from Two lads -Manchester,Bolton ,Reebok , Middlebrook , Horwich, Chorley

 

http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html

 

route for part one

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/jake-of-winter-hill-10-peaks-part-1-305628/

 

Note from dad :

route is poor lots of  fences ,most of route is a   fight to cross  , lots of deep grass, ground was very hard like running over rock , Ice and frozen ice water in the deep bogs and streams

route was undertaken at night , conditions poor – very high wind factor in parts ,

very cold,

 

 

you would go on from the Two Lads to Adam Hill which is in part two

 

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/jwh-10-peaks-part-2-adams-hill-and-white-br-305642/

 

Rivington Pike links

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

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike.html

 

Two Lads links

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html

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

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

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

 

Bolton Mountain rescue

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

 

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