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Two lads to Bell pits to Hole Bottom world autism awareness day

Posted in autism, Hole bottom, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Old mines, Two lads, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

view towards Lower Rivington Reservoir

The Pike

Two Lads and Winter Hill mast

Me being a purple ghost !


Two Lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=two+lads



http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/
http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/latest_walk29.htm

getting ready

off I go can you catch me ?

some of the old pipework which someone has broken up

Me taking Photos

Two lads

off towards the Winter Hill mast

My dad took this whilst running behind – or the mast is about to fall down !

the Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=pike

watching some birds

hmm…. someone thinks that using a 4X4 is fun but it ruins the surface and destroys the environment

This is safe !

running across the grass

looking for water – the sphagnum moss is for drinking it from

Coal – one of the signs of the old mines ,

found some old iron

I use a technique to get feeling back into my hands after getting them wet

this old mining area has been destroyed by the water authorities for no known reason yet they allow 4X4 drivers to destroy the environment ?

Hole Bottom

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=hole+bottom

enjoy !!!

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Wilderswood to Tigers Clough or Shaws Clough , Rivington, Chorley/Horwich

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Brick, water tunnel, waterfalls, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from Dad:
Jake has extra layers on due to risk of getting wet, he has a bum bag on, keeping extra kit  in,

Lower Rivington reservoir

Fast decent

I turn right here towards the old colliery

can you see the pike – i stopped off here for some Blackberries

Reebok stadium in the background , left hand side is wilderswood

between two old hedges

Pike cottage , winter hill mast and old mine workings  taken near Ormstons Farm

Old tramway down to the old brickworks

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Tigers%20Clough
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12060.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

crossing the river
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Douglas
http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200296?term=postcard&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=199&b_start:int=0
http://www.brianherald.co.uk/home/58422_moorland-stream.html
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/rivington/robbers-graves.htm
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a35d1e23-ce51-40a4-b558-bce138ad494b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

i had to be careful , but i could run faster than my dad across this

down some slippery rocks

up the muddy steep bank

across river Douglas

the old dam

“Note: Richard Pilkington and Thomas Nightingale had created a dam and mill at what is now known
as Tigers Clough; its remains are still there. Richard Pilkington is ancestor of the Pilkingtons Glass
family”. Taken from the site below

http://images.julieh9154.multiply.multiplycontent.com/attachment/0/4168959/Will%20of%20Elizabeth%20Shaw%20Re%20Richard%20Pilkington%201787.pdf?key=pilkingtongroup:journal:37&nmid=180028983

W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Bricks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/2688365371/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecopycat/4293765198/

we looked for the source of the bricks , they were in the stream but we could not find any more upstream ?

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
we rescued some frogs !
old water storage

Tigers clough or Shaws clough waterfall
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough_Waterfall.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/tigers-clough/
http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=301617
not quiet 5 mins from Boltons wanderers !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/3998790012/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/5750604170/
http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

through  the woods

down a slope

Old mine track

up another slope

down another !

old bridge for the mine

crossing a fence

looking towards some old mine remains

Old mine track ?

Roly poly

towards the water tunnel – Georges lane at the top

it was full of iron coloured goo !

Rivington Pike in the background, the boundary stone between Horwich and Chorley

running back from pike cottage to wilderswood

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren , West-Vlaanderen Belgium -John Thomas McQue’s resting place

Posted in Belgium, first world war, John Thomas McQue, Memorials, Passchendale, Second World War, second world war memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Westvleteren with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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this is about the visit to Great ,Great Granddads memorial
we laid poppy’s in November in England
Me walking with Mum ,Evie and Leo towards the Memorial ,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_War_Graves_Commission
http://en.db-city.com/Belgium/Flanders/West_Flanders/Poperinge
http://www.toerismepoperinge.be/nl/pagina/1211-1220-1256-1477/dozinghem-mc.html?PHPSESSID=94b31967d1b8f973420a72df71ae533d
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/places/ypres-salient-cemeteries.htm
http://www.warmemorials.org/
http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/
http://www.bcmh.org.uk/index.php

Helan Fairchild was a nurse in the first world war who died but is buried elsewhere, she served in clearing stations near the Cemetery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Fairchild
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Ypres
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

The gate posts -this one has the first world war date  on it

http://gianni.smugmug.com/Various/WWI-cemeteries-in-Ypres-1/9368134_X8y4Y#1172208532_cFJSM


http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=151896


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2604734


http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/dozinghemmilitarycemetery.htm


http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=15300&mode=1


http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/dozinghem.htm


http://www.greatwar.co.uk/places/ypres-salient-cemeteries.htm


http://www.cwgc.org/CWGCImgs/Dozinghem%20Military%20Cemetery.JPG

This one has the second world war date on it
a book that contains all the details for the Cemetery
towards the front of the cemetery
This is my Great ,Great Granddads gravestone

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=12519318


http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=153284


http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/cemetery_plans/dozinghem.JPG

Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. F. 14.



http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_reports.aspx?cemetery=15300&mode=1

image above taken from the ww1cemeteries.com web site 

Me and  Evie
A Chinese grave
A person whose name is not known

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


http://www.wargravesheritage.org.uk/


http://www.twgpp.org/


http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/


http://www.skphotoscom.co.uk/gallery_325719.html

Hadrian’s wall -Once Brewed to Winshield crag,Northumberland

Posted in Hadrians wall, mine, Nature, Northumberland, winshield crag, Youth Hostel with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

old mine

near peel   turret

near turret 39a

the wall near turret 39b on way to winshield crag

me on the wall
the trig point at winshield crag
route we took
local Links
Local YHA
Info about Hadrian’s wall trail
Winshield Crag
Winshield crag  picture

Spooky trip to haunted castle ;) or Rivington castle in the dark !

Posted in Castle, Haunted, Horwich, Lancashire, Lever castle, Night Run, Rivington, Rivington Castle with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

This is a trip to the full-size replica of Liverpool Castle, in ruins at night !

we are going  around the spooky castle we go into the secret passage !

we are running away from the castle quickly 😉

Full-size replica of Liverpool Castle, in ruins

Route to castle

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/rivington-castle-301298/ our route

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Lever_Castle_Passages.html we went down the secret passage

http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html some General history of the area

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/376963 photos in the day 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Castle the history behind Liverpool castle


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,