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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 ūüôā

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 !
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Two Lads on Two Lads On a very wild day, Winter Hill

Posted in D of E, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Safety advice links, Two lads, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 conditions variable ,visibility  good to poor , driving rain , very wet underneath ,lower wind chill then yesterday  though the wind was very strong 40/50  mph gusts
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/10/hole-bottom-tramway-on-winter-hill-in.html

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




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

just looking towards the pike and the two lads

towards Holden‘s plantation

Me and my friend Alex ,

Crossing a stream , showing Alex

can you see the two lads

the mist has come in and they are gone , rain is coming  again !

The old¬†brickwork’s¬†at Hole bottom

Alex watching me crossing the mud and water on the gate

old bell pit just next to Hole bottom

walking up the road , we had just advised some people on D of E where the mast was !

you can see them in the distance

running along the road

we met a lone walker walking towards the mast !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.aerialsandtv.com/winterhilltx.html
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/winterhill/index.php
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm


see the stats for the mast
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/131P20600705070.htm

me and Alex at the mast ! it was very windy and noisy

running across the moor towards the two lads

still going – dad stayed with Alex

very misty towards the two lads -it was very wet

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

me and Alex on the two lads

It was very windy I¬†couldn’t¬†stand up !

showing Alex the smaller of the two lads

on the way down from the two lads

I run off the road as my trainers are not good on the road
running towards the car ,

Although Winter Hill is a wonderful ‚Äúplayground‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď 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
‚Äď 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 unsuitably
dressed, really CAN drop to ‚Äď10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite!
taken from Dave Lane

new safety videos/advice 

I have included the above links for people who need to understand the risks,

Both Jake and Alex were fully equipped for the conditions, with head to toe multiple  layers , windproof and waterproof  layers, 

Hole bottom ,Tramway on Winter Hill in poor weather

Posted in Dave Lane, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Horwich, Safety advice links, Tramway, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Although Winter Hill is a wonderful ‚Äúplayground‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď 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
‚Äď 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 unsuitably
dressed, really CAN drop to ‚Äď10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite!
taken from Dave Lane

new safety videos/advice
I have included the above links for people who need to understand the risks,
Leo had full body cover, duel fleece and waterproof ,
we kept to well defined paths , we know the area, Evie and Jake have multiple layers on them ,
Jake and  Evie have considerable experience in this weather and environment, we always treat this area with respect ,Both Evie and Jake enjoyed this walk, please enjoy but understand and manage risks
the weather consisted of driving rain , waterlogged paths, swollen streams, Very high wind chill 






see the stats for the mast
Evie looking at the mist and looking for flowers

walking up the hill

walking towards the path

This shows the mist and rain rolling in

Leo looking around

I keep a eye on dad – i have my walkie talkie

by Holden’s plantation

we walked along the bank as the path was like a stream

This was deep too deep for my boots

I helped Evie to cross this

a old brick from Hole bottom

walking towards hole bottom

using the gate to cross the water

Evie standing on one of the sinks made at  Hole Bottom

the tramway

Leo looking at Evie -can you see me ?

the old mines which used the tramways

Leo fell asleep , he always sleeps on this side no matter how many times dad moves him

me and Evie on the Bridge

yes the mud is deep my dad helped me and evie off the bridge without getting wet

on our way back along the road – a snack !

a old mine pit

a little pool of water – old mine ?

the two lads !

Explore ruined farmhouse at holders plantation ,Winter Hill , Horwich

Posted in Burnt edge, fell running, Horwich, Old mine, winter hill with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

a old mine look very close-bell pit(nearest end)

old mine wall ?

this is a local brick found at old farmhouse -has the words Horwich on it , perhaps Dickerson  as well?
other bricks were winter Hill bricks,

collapsed old farm house near holders plantation near burnt edge colliery

this is a old dam the route crosses the old dam here is the breech to the wall -yes you get your feet wet !
along this path on the dam we found baby frogs but not today

exposed bank – mix of coal and burnt coal -from the brickworks on winter hill

very odd water  drain this has a very rhythmic flow (sometimes fast then slow) Р mechanical ?

examples of rubbish left where we parked today -take it home and recycle!
all types plastic can be recycled -when we lived in Prague all plastic is collected and recycled !!!!!!!
please recycle http://www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/recycling-in-your-area/bolton
-note from dad – if the Czech republic can recycle plastic why does Bolton put this in landfill sites ???

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/holders-plantation-302472/
route taken today

today’s¬†links
http://horwichheritage.co.uk/ great place to find details on the heritage of Horwich and winter hill
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterhillthebook.htm the best winter Hill resource
http://www.halliwell-lhs.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=28
interesting web site on the historical area of Halliwell ,Bolton