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Two Lads to Wilderswood via sportsman’s cottage

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Philipson Brick, Two lads, Wildersmoor moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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

quick Blog entry just to get back out on Winter Hill

the Start – we have not run on Winter hill for two weeks

Two lads and the pike

lots of heather at this time of the year

Just started to rain

someone added a seat ?

looking towards the mast

these are some trucks with motorized hang gliders in the back

Philipson and son bricks

some old bricks and debris from old buildings

looking towards the mast

the pike ,

going towards crooked hill

down to sportsman’s cottage  I did some roly poly just  down from here !

down towards wilderswood

it was dark through the trees

Note from dad Jake has multiple layer reflective 360 capability , Jake also has a extra spare torche on him,  the strobe light on the right has a 1 mile visibility range it is also reflective.

running through Wilderswood near the old mine entrances

it was getting dark back towards the two lads

Note from Dad : we are getting ready for winter and the dark nights ,Jake is already carry extra safety equipment , greater use of Hi viz but not winter grade equipment we normally carry full waterproof  from head to feet is carried. today was drizzle nice to be back on the moors !
Jake says Keep safe



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Red Moss ,Gibb Farm , MiddleBrook ,Reebok, Horwich

Posted in Horwich, Horwich Police station, M61, middlebrook retail park, old railway, red moss, reebok stadium, ridway bridge, Rivington Pike, Runcoates plastic Brick Accrington, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

wet  paths today

looking back at the Reebok stadium

running through the wet paths

getting very wet now

along the wet paths

the mud gets everywhere

Gibb farm

just about to go into the jungle

me

just getting out of the jungle

odd wood and brick in the middle of the moss

two lads, Rivington Pike and  the Mast from red moss

towards red moss hill waste tip

you have to be careful

Rivington Pike and the old loco works

M61

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly
http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/zygoptera-damselflies
can you see the Blue Damsel fly ?

resting can you see it ?- on the left hand side of the blurred grass are two eyes !

another Damsel fly

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/anisoptera-dragonflies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly
Dragon fly

web – but for what ?

Dragon fly !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae
http://www.first-nature.com/flowers/wildorchids.php

http://hgra.web.officelive.com/oldpics.aspx
http://www.192.com/atoz/business/wigan-wn1/abrasive-products—production-of/hindley-green-plastic-brick-co-ltd/2144b280492294a530debe0072587339d362afa0/comp/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindley,_Greater_Manchester

 route taken
http://www.lancswt.org.uk/
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Moss,_Horwich_-_geograph.org.uk_-_109497.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://www.fireflash-delta64.co.uk/redmoss240510.html
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1GV5M
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/sites/DocumentCentre/Documents/SPD%20Masterplans%2018th%20Jan%202011.pdf
http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/4d57caa81d41c86ece050e4e/red-moss-horwich–looking-from-landfill/en

Reebok Stadium links

Red Moss Links
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.blackrod.org.uk/page9.html
http://www.motorwayarchive.ihtservices.co.uk/m61horpre.htm

Methane burning site
http://www.methane-stripping.com/case_studies.html

links to Horwich and Horwich Parkway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Parkway_railway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich



Links to Horwich Police station
http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/index-community.html?ReadForm&Division=Bolton&Area=Bolton%20West&Community=Horwich%20West

http://aspullvillage.webs.com/history.htm
http://www.mbbcs.org.uk/society/index.htm
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=60700
http://wiki.worldflicks.org/red_moss_site_of_special_scientific_interest.html
http://www.qwiki.com/q/#!/Blackrod

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 🙂

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 “playground” 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 – 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
– 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 –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. 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 !