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mothers day

Posted in Evie, Leo, Mine adit, mothers day, mum, Ventile, wilderswood with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is looking at me he is wearing his new fleece,
its raining  we are trying out ventile  to see if this work better its very wet  !


http://www.ventile.co.uk/ 

we are out for Mothers day walk

we found a gate post in the undergrowth near the entrance to wilderswood
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.de/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html 
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.de/2011/07/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk.html 

me and Evie looking counting the tree rings

this is the pike

me and mum walking together chatting !

I dragged this stick around Wilderswood

we left Evie and mum to go for a quick explore

off  along the stream

one of the old adits in wilderswood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adit
dad  note this is blocked after a few feet !

the mast and two lads !
waitin
waiting for mum and Evie !

Christmas day and Wilderswood

Posted in Blackrod, Cabin Pit, Christmas Day, Evie, Horwich, Leo, Old mines, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, Wilderswood water tunnel, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Christmas day , I had a great day today , we went for a walk and watched films and played with our new toys , we had a really good breakfast and roast beef for our main meal.

Me and Leo

These are Leo’s Hand prints

 

Leo

We had Italian pancetta , Croissant and scrambled egg for Breakfast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancetta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croissant

I liked this

Leo enjoyed the breakfast – scrambled eggs and Croissant

Evie looks at her presents

one of my presents

Evie is opening one of her Presents

I am very happy the Game I wanted

Leo opens his main present from out Nana

Leo likes his new present

one of the Art books Evie got

This is the Pin art -my Hand !

Walk around Wilderswood
we did this last year but it had snowed
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/wilderswood-in-snow-horwich-christmas.html

our route this year
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/61690758

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in the woods

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/wilderswood

Evie in her Pink coat

Evie and mummy

Love the mud !

They have planted new trees to replace the pine trees which were cut down
the Pike !

walking towards Cabin pit

I am running up the track

having a look at the stream which flows underneath the track here

running past  there are a lot of mine tunnels under where we are

part of the old mine buildings

some odd holes in the walls ?

this is old pit head !

Iron trough

The pike

an old rail from the old mine used as a fence post !

Looking over Horwich and Blackrod

winter Hill mast and the two lads and of course my hat !

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 !

Two Lads to Hole Bottom with Sharon , meeting with Mal and Italian evening !

Posted in Brett Sam and Molly, Hole bottom, Leo, Mal Frith, Old brickworks, Rivington Pike, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Today we met up with Sharon who came with us on walk to the Two Lads to Hole Bottom with Leo,
We met Mal  Frith  with his three dogs ,Brett ,Sam and Molly at Hole Bottom by Chance
http://justramblingon.co.uk/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115067517513197991613/posts
http://justramblingon.co.uk/featured-post/diary-2011-week-48/ photo of me and Mals trip on Winter Hill with Brett,Sam and Molly
our route

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/60456438

This is Sharon , Sharon came to our house ,

It was muddy after all the rain and hail

Rivington Pike ,Sharon had not been here before So I told her what everything was called  we are standing by the two lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-lads-to-rivington-pike-and-back.html

Rivington Pike links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington_Pike
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike.html

Two Lads links
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

Winter Hill Mast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/winter-hill/
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterhillthebook.htm
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill

Me with Brett ,This is Mal !

This is Sam and You can just see Molly!

Hole Bottom
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/hole-bottom-tramway-on-winter-hill-in-poor-weather/


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

based on Dave lanes book -this area had houses, brickwork’s and a Pub!

I am looking around

Sharon looks under a large brick to find another Brick !

Sharon found a  ridge tile !

the mast

You can just see Mal near the two Lads !

we are walking down the road – Bolton were playing at Home you can see the lights on the Reebok stadium
http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/Home
http://www.avfc.co.uk/

Italian Night ,

we had Four seasons Pizza -Pizza quattro stagioni
Melon and Prosciutto
Spaghetti carbonara  or Pasta alla carbonara
I have been to Italy we drove from Prague and stayed near Venice

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/italian/pizza/four-seasons-pizza.html

“Lazio style: Pizza in Lazio (Rome), as well as in many other parts of Italy, is available in two different styles: (1) Take-away shops sell pizza rustica or pizza al taglio. This pizza is cooked in long, rectangular baking pans and relatively thick (1–2 cm). The crust is similar to that of anEnglish muffin, and the pizza is often cooked in an electric oven. It is usually cut with scissors or a knife and sold by weight. (2) In pizza restaurants (pizzerias), pizza is served in a dish in its traditional round shape. It has a thin, crisp base quite different from the thicker and softer Neapolitan style base. It is usually cooked in a wood-fired oven, giving the pizza its unique flavor and texture. In Rome, a pizza napoletana is topped with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies and oil (thus, what in Naples is called pizza romana, in Rome is called pizza napoletana).
Types of Lazio-style pizza include:
Pizza romana (in Naples): tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, oil;
Pizza viennese: tomato, mozzarella, German sausage, oregano, oil;
Pizza capricciosa (“capricious pizza”): mozzarella, tomato, mushrooms, artichokes, cooked ham, olives, oil (in Rome, prosciutto raw ham is used and half a hard-boiled egg is added);
Pizza quattro stagioni (“four seasons pizza”): same ingredients for the capricciosa, but ingredients not mixed;” taken from  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosciutto
http://www.tasty-italian-cooking.com/prosciutto-recipe.html

Leo Loves Spaghetti he just loves finger food
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/italian/pasta/spaghetti-alla-carbonara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonara
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/spaghetti_carbonara
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1052/ultimate-spaghetti-carbonara 

Yummy Pizza I loved the ham and cheese

Tiramisu
I loved this !
Note from Dad : Jake and Evie don’t like coffee so we removed this

New Chapel Lane ,Wilson Fold Farm ,Coal Brow and Bottom o’th moor

Posted in BOTTOM O'TH' MOOR, Coal Brow, Evie, Horwich, Leo, New chapel Lane, Wilson Fold Farm with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/58506654 

My route:
Note from Dad: the camera was wet and so some of the Photos have a blurred edge at the bottom,
apologies I had been out with jake on a navigation in the mist , I dropped the camera in a stream when i lost my footing on a slippery rock.

New chapel lane  we went  to walk up to the New chapel

New chapel was started in 1716!
http://www.urc.org.uk/church/view?church_id=169
After being ejected from Horwich Chapel, Richard Pilkington built “New Chapel” for the nonconformists between 1716 and 1719. It was enlarged in 1805. 
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/historyben/profiles/4878432.Horwich_profiled___a_look_at_your_area/
The Pilkingtons were farmers who became gentry, Richard Pilkington was owner of rights of the Horwich Manor.William Pilkington (1765–1831) became a physician and apothecary in St Helens and his sons Richard (1795–1869) and William (1800–1872) were the founders of Pilkington Glass.
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/archivesimages02/1855loc?term=horwich&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=21&b_start:int=0
http://www.pilkington.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilkington

the sheep came to stare at us!

Bolton Fold Farm

 http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-210511-bolton-fold-farmhouse-and-cottage-horwic
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=125-zhc&cid=0#0

we are not sure what the stone was for ?

some new earthworks on the Bolton Fold farm land

Leo looking around

there are a lot of bare trees now which have lost their leaves.

This is a old bridge made out of a stone slab !

It looks like i have three arms ! -its Evie behind me !

the leaves are beautiful at this time of year

I catch a tree to stop me as its very muddy and slippy wish i wore my trainers !

across another Bridge

we spent some time stroking the horse he was very gentle !

This is a place where you can get on a horse , can you see the stone trough ?
this is called Wilson fold farm
http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Place:Bolton_Registration_District,_1871_Census_Street_Index_U-Z


http://www.lostockac.co.uk/diary/wednesday-14th-july-trail-group/

its very muddy !

the water drops look very nice on the grass

see how deep the mud is

its very steep and hard work with the mud

can you see the cob webs ?

this is a ground web ! they only show up when its wet !

the old mine waste from Coal Brow

I am looking at the rocks , there is no vegetation on this mine waste -something in the waste stops plants growing

gorse flowers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorse
http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/advice/gorse/index.aspx

this section has been straightened was this the leval  for the mine?

bits of coal found in the straight bit

some more horses

me and Evie enjoy GORP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_mix

(good old raisins and peanuts !)

the lake near Bottom o’th moor

 http://www.flickr.com/places/United+Kingdom/England/Bottom+o’th’Moor
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-chapel-lane-to-bottom-oth-moor-to.html
great name !

I counted these and the tree was 36 !

Horwich moor Methodist Church
http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/
http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/horwichmoor/index.htm
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Horwich/BottomothMoorPrimitiveMethodist.shtml

Bolton Fold Farm new work going ahead

Great name

Leo falls asleep he always falls asleep on this side ! Leo wont fall asleep on the pillow in the back carrier!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://www.bolton.org.uk/horwich.html

weather was cold -wet and very misty , everything became wet

Two Lads, meeting with Mal and kite flying -Clare’s Birthday

Posted in Brett and Sam, Clare's Birthday, Evie, Horwich, Kite Flying, Leo, Mal Frith, Two lads, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill Mines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

The route we took

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/57637718

Note from dad:
Jake has been ill for two weeks , so we are keeping things low key at the moment,

Me and Evie

looking towards Horwich

They have repaired the fence –

can you see the pike ?

the Two lads

the Reebok stadium, Blackrod

I met Mal Frith who writes the following web site
http://justramblingon.co.uk/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115067517513197991613/posts

Evie playing with Brett and Sam can you see the stick ? we found this later !

Can you see me ? there are some people collecting mushrooms ! can you see the Pike ?

Mal  going back

some of the mushrooms we saw

Two Lads -Evie just climbing up

Evie on one of the smaller ones

Jumping down

Me and Evie taking a diffrent path to dad and Leo ,I am helping Evie cross safely

can you see the pike it was very beautiful sunset

the sunset

you have to be careful , dad had checked this out before !
there is a lot of water going down here but it is not flooded ,

this is blocked

on the same line of shafts

the mast

I ran ahead to look at the Kites

Clare came up here to celebrate her birthday what a great idea !

they were flying three kites

Clare is on the two Lads -it was her birthday !

this is Evie flying the Kite,
Note from dad :thankyou very much for letting Evie fly the Kite !
we all wished Clare a happy Birthday !

Evie flying the kite , I did not want to fly the kite !
what a great view and sunset ! fantastic to have a birthday  treat up here !

looking at the sunset

we found the  the stick that Brett and Sam were playing with !

its getting dark now !

The mast lights !
I would not recommend wellington boots  for this walk , Jake and Evie are very used to this and wanted to spend prolonged time splashing in the mud , please be careful  ,

Two lads , mine trail and campfire and marshmallows

Posted in Bonfire night, Evie, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Marshmallow, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Winter Hill Mines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

our route !

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/56864584&#8243;

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Its just me ,Leo and dad today!

looking at lower Rivington reservoir

we go towards the mast

we look back at the Reebok

down from the pike towards the towers

Leo is looking round today

can you see Leo he is nice and warm !

we watched someone try and take off here

Bell pit

a trail bike -this damages the grass

Old posts

a big beam I used this to cross the bog

just crossing a stream

the mast

the Pike and the reservoir

small dam wall

looking towards the two lads

Leo falls asleep

recent collapse

Note from Dad :you have to be careful in this area – when you cross this at night make sure you know the risks and also to read the old mining areas

tracks from a 4X4

Bell pit collapse

peat plus the layers under it

a lone cyclist behind is Manchester

The Pike

Lone fell runner

the mast and its towers

the mast behind the two lads

I am off !

Evie and me in the garden the fire kept us warm – I like to look at the fireworks but done like the noise

Note from dad -Jake is very sensitive with noise
http://autisticadventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/noise-sensitivity-for-children-with.html

we ate marshmallows which had been cooked over the fire – yum yum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshmallow

I had some hot chocolate !

after watching some of the less noisy fireworks i went inside to watch some of these from the window and then watched a film !