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Posted in Durham, fell running, nana, sledging, snow with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

we went for a small walk when it had snowed !

me and Evie threw snow balls at each other

This is my snow angel
The mist came down so went home

a lone walker in the mist and snow

throwing snow at my mum

Here is Leo

we went sledging

This is the golf course

I am running after Evie to get the sledge back !

one of the runs we have done – we have to take it easy as we have not been out for a while

avoiding some rocks

two lads in the mist

through wilderswood

Arcon Village !

Leo

This is my Nana , My Nana has just had a big operation and we went to see her

This is Durham castle and Cathedral

http://www.dur.ac.uk/university.college/
http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/uni/dcaslrpr.xml;query=

http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2012/02/field-of-jeans/

filed of Jeans !

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/oct/19/durham-cathedral-video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=durham+cathedral&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=1099&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vg9eT9vYA4LH0QX-trGLAQ&ved=0CIYBELAE

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery/cloisters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durham_Cathedral_cloisters_(2).jpg

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/cathedral/intro/sanctuary-knocker


http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Yorkshire_and_North/Durham_Cathedral/Durham.htm


http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/DurhamCathedral.html

I liked the cathedral it was a beautiful place and very peaceful we were not allowed to take photos in the main church so we did not !

Leo is just starting to try and walk !

Evie making patterns on our hotel room

Evie found a stone which was like a pigs snout !

making a funny face !

Note from Dad:
apologies for not updating the Blog but a lot of illness, travelling and illness in the family has prevented us being as active as normal! Jake says see you soon on Winter Hill!

Christmas Eve -Cinema trip and Adam Hill to Holders to Hole Bottom to Two lads on Winter Hill

Posted in Adam hill, Bell Pits, Christmas Eve, fell running, Holders farm, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Horwich, middlebrook retail park, Rivington Pike, TinTin, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is in his push chair – we take this to school every day as its good in all weathers including the snow 🙂

I am pushing the Pushchair today

This is Middlebrook we are going to the cinema to see TinTin
http://www.middlebrook-bolton.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/

we ate out at Mcdonalds as a special treat !
I have lost my front two upper teeth !
http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/

In the Afternoon I went on a run – Adam Hill to Holders Plantation to Hole Bottom to Two Lads – fast run

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/61627478

 

Looking towards the Welsh mountains and Liverpool

Two Lads

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

The mast

these are large stones

Bell pit just below Adam Hill

The masts and a lone cyclist

My dad fell on down into this ! it normally me but you have to be careful

Holders Farm
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/explore-ruined-farmhouse-at-holders.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two-lads-winter-hill-horwich/

A lone walker just above Holders plantation

this is much more fun that it looks !

the old dam wall at Holders plantation

Hole Bottom Brick and Tile works in the day ! no snow !
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/12/sledging-at-two-lads-and-hole-bottom-on.html
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/walking-the-dean-ditch/

My dads trainer and tracksuit covered in mud as usual ! this is clinker from burning coal

some of old stone slabs in Hole bottom

Looking down from two Lads

the pike

Two lads

the mast from the two lads

racing down from the two lads

trying to find a dry route

Nearly back (two lads and mast )
4.85 mph today better in the day , no snow  or  rain or fog !

Winter Hill Navigation Practice and Spanish food week

Posted in (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats, Gambas Ajillo, Mist, paella, patatas bravas, poor weather Navigation, Spanish Food, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Weather – poor , windy -gusts up to 40 mph ,driving rain ,very poor visibility at times , ideal training for Map and compass for Jake , the route was about Jake following a compass bearing in poor conditions and being  able to get to the correct point with minimum guidance from myself.,Jake corrected the route several times to avoid the Bogs and old shafts  and got to the correct point. Jake is being taught how to navigate in all weathers on winter hill ,as the weather can change dramatically like it did today , it went from  poor weather to almost calm  with good visibility in less than 10 mins  Please be careful , we take a great deal of care and prepare well, Jake was equipped with full waterproofs from head to toe, Jake uses and has spare multiple layers,today Jake switched his head gear from his distinctive spikey hat  to deal with the driving rain ,  his trainers are designed for these conditions and should not be confused with normal trainers , these are locally made and fell running trainers.

Jake has been taught many techniques to reduce windchill and the effects of the weather ,and now does this instinctively , Jake has on him headlamp, emergency led light whistle, mobile phone (fully charged), spare gloves, spare batteries ,extra clothing, GPS tracker, walkie talkie, map, compass, high viz clothing/reflective piping, running strobe lights with 1 mile range. giving him 360 Visibility which is essential in these conditions. he has sweets plus GORP snacks on him.

 

my route

I  used this technique to move around in  the driving rain to protect my eyes , this rain stings and hurts

I can see without loosing visibility due to the rain, I  changed my hat and cover my face to protect my eyes and allow me to see.

the weather was very poor

looking down from the two lads

the weather closes in,

standing on the two lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

this is mals website

I had to find my way on a compass bearing back to the road where the old tramway joins

i use this technique to get  away from the rain and wind , I find the place with the least wind and protect myself from the storm.,

I am learning how to navigate – with a map and compass
http://www.ideal-hiking-equipment.com/compass-navigation.html
http://www.walkingstories.com/page.cfm/page_ID/40/menu_ID/5/title/Wise_Walking

I go from point to point , if you look carefully you can find points to aim for , once you have reached this one you check your compass and aim for the next point. you can use a person to do this , but dad wants me to be able to do this on my own without another person.

I used this section of high grass to aim for  now that I have arrived ,I am looking for the next point,

the weather is getting worse the wind is stronger and is driving the rain harder now

I was looking at my compass and forgot to remember to look at my feet , I slipped and fell down  ,
my dad was there to make sure i was OK before he took the photo I was laughing so much !

one of the old  remains on winter hill

I use this combination of hats and clothing to make sure I stay warm and dry , I have upgraded my coat to winter grade and  a winter grade fleece, I have another two layers  which keep me from overheating and feeling damp

I can run between points ,here I am aiming for a black band of peat .

this made a good point to aim for and road was just past this point,

we ran down the tramway after me taking a safety bearing  though the path is very easy to follow

the top path leading to the tramway was very wet

we raced down the tramway

the weather started to clear  -this is looking towards two lads

I am having a snack i have a pair of gloves which allow me to do this so I can still have my hands covered up.

This is looking towards Bolton

Two Lads

I keep to the side so my trainers don’t wear out so quickly

Lower Rivington reservoir

Bolton were playing at home this is Reebok, they were playing Everton

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15802657.stm
http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/Welcome
http://www.evertonfc.com/home/

Nearly at the car

Every week we are trying food from different parts of the World,
we ate Spanish , this time
patatas bravas, paella, Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats

I love seafood ! Leo liked the potatoes and  liked the Paella, Evie liked the prawns and potatoes,

Wilderswood to Tigers Clough / Shaws Clough , Tramway investigation

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, Tramway, waterfalls, wilderswood, winter hill mast, Yates Plastic Horwich Brick with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Quick Blog tonight !
note from dad : GPS seems to have been out tonight !

off we go

the Pike

Video taken showing the mast and Horwich and the Pike

Jake can vault a farm gate in a few seconds now even in the dark

Bricked up entrance , the other side has also been collapsed  to stop you getting in !

can you see the small brick entrance ?

Yates plastic brick

the tramway has been built up with stones

one of the mine drains in Tigers Clough

I have to balance carefully as its a 4 ft drop on one side plus its a stream and slippy !!!

the stream I have to cross is very fast tonight !

crossing another stream in the dark

looking around at the View ! we watched the planes as well

through the last fence

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

wilderswood to Pike to winter Hill to wilderswood

Posted in fell running, Georges Lane, Rivington Pike, wilderswood, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

quick post !
weather good no rain mist just dark ! 

the two lads

Wilderswood

the mine Vent for Wilderswood

Rivington pike

Winter Hill mast

Brown Hill and mast

me with Horwich in the background  –Reebok in the background

from Horwich to Preston

roly poly down the Pike , my dad runs then I go the opposite way , my dad stops me from hitting the track at high speed.which would hurt,
Note : from dad this is steep for people who know the back of the pike towards winter hill needs care in the dark  !

me looking at a mine shaft

on the way to mast crossing a stream

Wilderswood ,Georges Lane to Rivington Pike

Posted in fell running, Georges Lane, Rivington Pike, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I love my spikey hat

my

the Pike !

Sleet rain eating a snack at the pike !


winter hill road winter hill mast to two lads, Horwich,

Posted in fell running, Hole bottom, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the view towards the pike !

older BT post ?

Hole Bottom
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daveweb.co.uk%2Fwhvol3.pdf&ei=iSN_TuvRFsmX8QPikYB9&usg=AFQjCNEnu61BWe464ZMEbyxmdyiZom-1Bw&sig2=XJJT2Rn0PVhUtvG-a4Rwtw

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol3.pdf


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


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/walking-the-dean-ditch/

this brick comes from Horwich  we will have to find more of the brick ,

some of the stone building blocks for the brickworks

on the way to the mast via the old tramway

the tramway

https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/tag/tramway/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/winter-hill-tramway-with-nana-newby.html

crossing a stream

these are the old shafts and drift mine which were served by the tramway

Armitage Brick

the mast in mist

the wall between Horwich and Chorley

yes its very muddy

one of the wooden bridges,

crossing the mud along the path

my trainers are orange and green
http://www.walshsports.com/images/FellRunning.pdf

I am having a drink , can you see the old shaft which has a fence around it ?

towards the two lads

car tyre tracks ! near the two lads

more mud/peat

just passing the two lads



there is person just 30 metres away

down from two lads

back near the car

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill


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


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill%20mast