Archive for Crooked Edge Hill

Rivington pike sledging , Portuguese food , Winter Hill

Posted in Brown Hill, Cacoila, Crooked Edge Hill, Evie, Horwich, Ice, Pasteis de nata, Rivington Pike, sledging, snow, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I  am by Wilderswood,
the route we took from Wilderswood

It began to snow

Brown Hill

I am looking at where to sledge down this slope , its very wet a lot of ice and cold water

Evie in her wellies

sledging down brown Hill

looking towards crooked edge

up towards the pike

can you see the top of the mast ?

the mast just appearing

me sledging down the pike

the mast with snow

a lone runner

a snowstorm cooming in

I am sledging and snow is just starting

runners comming up the pike in snow

Pike in falling snow

Jake has contributed to the following site

the snow storm passed over us

Evie and Mummy going down the Pike

I sledge down to Evie and mum

The pike in fog

Me in the snow and falling snow

Evie doing a roly poly

can you see the pike ?

looking at Brown Hill

falling snow near Wilderswood
Portuguese sardine pate

It was yummy !

This is  Portuguese Beef Yummy !!! Cacoila–portuguese-beef-.aspx

This is a Pasteis de nata
Portuguese cream tarts—pasteis-de-nata/

Evie Enjoyed these !

Another great day ,


Night Time Navigation Two Lads , Crooked Edge Hill ,Russian Food Night

Posted in Crooked Edge Hill, Hail, Hole bottom, Khalva, Night Time Navigation, poor weather Navigation, Rivington Pike, Russian Salad, Shashlik Caucasian, Siberian Pelmeni, Silva 123 system, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill


    View towards Rivington Pike 

 The Mast

 rear reflective stripes

 I had to find my way up to the two lads I was using map and compass
Note from Dad
weather was very gusty although clear driving rain/Hail  in the gusts  3c with high wind chill due to wind and rain , Some of the Gusts measured 45mph , wind 15 to 20 mph, Jake was struggling to move against the wind on top of the two lads ,

Two Lads – I was testing extra layers of clothing tonight , the hail was not nice !


me navigating from point to point , I found the post ! I was on the way from the two lads to Crooked Edge Hill but the wind was very strong and we were facing the wind and rain which made this difficult,

 the weather was getting back now we were lower down I had to find my way without paths from crooked edge hill back to the road !

 I am making sure that the red needle (N) is kept between two dots, this is difficult sometimes it take practice , my dad just watches me do this and trusts me to get to the place we need to get to !

Hole Bottom  -looking towards Manchester and Bolton 

I didnt like this nor did Evie , Leo loved this ! its a type of pudding ! It has walnuts in it , Leo wasn’t allowed these nuts.

 Siberian Pelmeni
These are meat dumplings -yummy ! Evie and Leo liked these as well

 This is Russian Salad
we used to eat this in the Czech republic i don’t like the Olives but the rest is yummy

 Shashlik Caucasian
I really liked this !

we are looking at the food , its great to try different foods from other countries

 I liked the Kebabs

 Evie tried the food as well

It was a great meal ,  after my run and the weather it was great !
Evie picked out Italy for next week !

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


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

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 !
Brown Hill

someone has planted a garden on the side of  river Douglas

River Douglas

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 !

taking a break !

old shaft ? or collapse ?
nothing is marked on the circa 1900 map of the area

>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



sheep Skull we found – no 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  –  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 – we came across still air which dipped to – 6 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


route for part one


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


Rivington Pike links


Two Lads links


Bolton Mountain rescue




Wilderswood , Crooked edge Hill ,Two Lads, Wallsuches to new chapel lane , Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in 7 year old, Crooked Edge Hill, fell running, New chapel Lane, Two lads, Wallsuches, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill


3 miles – Wilderswood , Crooked edge Hill ,Two Lads, Wallsuches to New Chapel lane
Jakes blogs for Montcliffe
Jakes Blogs for two lads
Jakes Blogs for New Chapel Lane
note from Dad : Wilderswood  – on the left hand side of the wood was shaft number 1 for wilderswood colliery
Rivington Pike
Lower Rivington reservoir
Me in the mist
note from dad :Memorial to Claire Astbury  1977 to 2009 which we found just below two lads
me on top of two lads it was too windy to stay upright safely
me running down the hill from two lads
can you find me
me in the mud
coal on the path , pieces of old brick found on this path
pieces of burnt coal  called clinker – 

Note from dad :armchair – almost a bell pit shape -side nearest seems to have been washed away!
me climbing out of a stream
Red Moss , Reebok stadium  from Montcliffe
one tiny orange mushroom – can you see ?
iron rail found on path down from Lower Montcliffe Quarry
fossil which we found last time


Path up to one of the Montcliffe lower quarries
on the way to the reservoir above the Arcon development  on the way to Wallsuches
visibility went from  just under a mile  to 15 metres in just under 10 mins
high wind chill factor , sleet some snow and hail ,
enjoy and keep safe when outside
please take care

Two lads , Rivington, Winter Hill ,Horwich sledge and Roly poly -4C Snow 3 inch to 3ft

Posted in Adam hill, Crooked Edge Hill, fell running, Horwich, Ice, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Rivington, Rivington Castle, Rivington Pike, snow, Two lads, White Brow, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill


temperature good at start , the wind picked up and the chill factor became more intense dropping the feels like temperature another 4C

GPS failed to track for part of the route,but approx just under 2 miles



sledging down the road

climbing up the snowdrift

the mast is in the distance as we go up to Two Lads

Adam hill and White Brow

Wilderswood and Wilder’s moor





me climbing up after sledging down the hill

me doing a roly-poly



the mast from Two Lads

Rivington Pike ,Brown Hill and Crooked Edge Hill


on top of Two Lads









sliding down on the sledge


this was really fast

where the wind has blown the snow. It looks like sand

about the two Lads

good background to this area

good local walking site

another local walking site

Good Walking site

recent incident on sledging

Note from dad : you have to careful – these slopes had very deep snow and soft landings where we went , there are rocks hidden under the snow in other parts of these slopes , please be careful

-Jake spent a lot of time learning how to up and down deep snow slopes safely, also how to enjoy himself  safely , there is always a trade off of undertaking more extreme forms of outdoor activities (for a 7 year old) and  safety, have fun but do this safely,

this link taken from the Bolton Mountain rescue article above