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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!

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Grizedale walk-a long walk for my sister!

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, forest, Grizedale, Insect, Lake District, Nature, sculpture, waterfalls with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

my family without dad who is taking the photo !

we have a long way to go

this is Evie with her new zebra hat

this is a wigwam

giant man

us on the bridge

a lovely beetle it made a funny noise!  it went like this ah ah plus vibrated at the same time  it was odd

me looking at a very noisy waterfall

me with my hat with  spikes on it

I am still a very long way from the car

oh look the sign near the car  thanks for  looking !

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedalehome Forestry commissions web site


http://www.lamrt.org.uk/ Local mountain rescue team  Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT)

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry -part 3

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, Lake District, moss head mine, Old mines, Old Quarry, Tramway, underground with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

overlooking the mine -Coniston village in the background

down the slate along the slate track

having a rest

sunbathing -this is a doorway look carefully!

a very big wheel -part of the slate transport ?

the railway that goes nowhere -nickname railway of doom

in the mine -the torch has 1m candle watts of  power only shows up a small part of the mine

in the big dark mine

a video of the trip inside the mine

exit from mine

looking at the view to Coniston lake  from another railway track

across the slate waste with Coniston in the background

big pieces of slate

view of  Coniston lake , the car park where we parked is just visable

nearly back to the car

see part 1 and 2 for further details  – of the trip

Links :

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/null/178128558938845890

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/coniston-old-man-mine-299778/

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun

1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing using ropes , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 2, Lake District ,Cumbria

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, Lake District, mine, Old mine, Old mines, Old Quarry, slate mine, Tramway with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

sledge for slate ?

this is a metal bucket 30m away

a video of  slate quarry 100m deep

entrance to slate quarry

there is a lot of  slate still  here

up the hill to the small mine

mine entrance

me with the big torch ,

mine exit,  tunnel 30m. long ,15m high at end of the tunnel this mine is located at top of route near old man summit

see part 1 and part 3 for further details

Links :

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun

1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing using ropes , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 1, lake district

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, Lake District, Old mine, slate mine, Tramway, underground, Youth Hostel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is the youth hostel we stayed at

the view is beautiful

this hill is very hard to run up it became steeper later on !

a old truck?

slate waste-very hard to run up -see the video below!

a iron  rope for  moving the slate

we  followed the iron rope to locate the mine up the mountain – Coniston Old Man

iron pole for sliding and for moving the slate -can you see the rail tracks ?

machine made in Leeds

the first mine site

this is a tunnel ,this was blocked after 40 feet

on top of the first tunnel

Links :


http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/null/178128558938845890

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/coniston-old-man-mine-299778/

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun

1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,