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Lakeland wildlife Oasis -hands on animal experience, Hale, Cumbria

Posted in Cumbria, Hale, Lake District, Lakeland wildlife oasis with tags , , , , on February 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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a baby tortoise

one of the Golden Pheasants

Bearded Lizard

me and my sister Evie stroking it gently

at the front

me again

this is very smooth  Blue Tongued Skink

me holding a python

me being Darwin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin
http://darwin-online.org.uk/
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/website-help/darwin200/

a baby millipede

a stick insect

another go !

http://www.zoochat.com/501/lakeland-oasis-08-a-39160/


http://www.visitcumbria.com/sl/lakeland-wildlife-oasis.htm


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


http://oasis-snow-leopard.co.uk/

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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!

family walk -fairy steps, boulder climb -Walk Away V15, Beetham,near Milnthorpe, Cumbria ,snow and -3c

Posted in Beetham, Cumbria, Fairy steps, forest, Lake District, Saint Lioba (or Leoba), slackhead, snow, V15 boulder route with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

me and Evie in the stocks !

links to Beetham,

http://www.visitcumbria.com/sl/beetham.htm

http://www.heronmill.org/

http://www.northofthesands.org.uk/westmoreland/parish/9/beetham

A small shrine to Saint Lioba (or Leoba), built into a stone wall in the nearby hamlet of Slackhead.

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

this is an old gate post

limestone pavement

looks like a giant pine cone !

through the forest -I am in the distance !

This gives some information about the fairy steps

http://www.visitcumbria.com/sl/beetham-fairy-steps.htm

http://www.discovercumbria.co.uk/beetham.html

http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/england/cumbria/folklore/the-beetham-fairy-steps.html

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1073997

http://www.francisfrith.com/beetham,cumbria/photos/fairy-steps-1894_34132/

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1407

http://lakesbloc.com/guides/fairysteps-guide.pdf

Note from Dad : this is not only a good walk but a famous climbing area for bouldering this has a V15(the difficulty of a boulder problem is described by the American ‘V’ grade system that runs fromV0- to V15)

description of a climb called Walk Away V15 – (sit start)  The middle of the wall is utterly desperate by the way !!! in fact the sit start is pretty grim 😉

Video of view from the top of the fairy steps

looking  down the fairy steps

looking up the fairy steps

if you want to see the fairies you are supposed to fit through this without touching the sides but it is too narrow for dad !!

tree trunk cut for the  path

an old house we found

Route taken is

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/fairy-steps-beetham-cumbria-303720/

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)

Cathedral Cave – Little Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria

Posted in Cave, Cumbria, forest, Little Langdale, slate mine with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Entrance to the Cathedral cave  this tunnel is the longer (100m) of the two entrances

out of the first tunnel .

in the main cave .

This is known as the side window ?

looking up at the central pillar.

central pillar 30m high
This cave is a famous climbing site, people have held part of their weddings here as well ,
map of  cave,

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,