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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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Red Moss ,Gibb Farm , MiddleBrook ,Reebok, Horwich

Posted in Horwich, Horwich Police station, M61, middlebrook retail park, old railway, red moss, reebok stadium, ridway bridge, Rivington Pike, Runcoates plastic Brick Accrington, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

wet  paths today

looking back at the Reebok stadium

running through the wet paths

getting very wet now

along the wet paths

the mud gets everywhere

Gibb farm

just about to go into the jungle

me

just getting out of the jungle

odd wood and brick in the middle of the moss

two lads, Rivington Pike and  the Mast from red moss

towards red moss hill waste tip

you have to be careful

Rivington Pike and the old loco works

M61

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly
http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/zygoptera-damselflies
can you see the Blue Damsel fly ?

resting can you see it ?- on the left hand side of the blurred grass are two eyes !

another Damsel fly

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/anisoptera-dragonflies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly
Dragon fly

web – but for what ?

Dragon fly !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae
http://www.first-nature.com/flowers/wildorchids.php

http://hgra.web.officelive.com/oldpics.aspx
http://www.192.com/atoz/business/wigan-wn1/abrasive-products—production-of/hindley-green-plastic-brick-co-ltd/2144b280492294a530debe0072587339d362afa0/comp/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindley,_Greater_Manchester

 route taken
http://www.lancswt.org.uk/
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Moss,_Horwich_-_geograph.org.uk_-_109497.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://www.fireflash-delta64.co.uk/redmoss240510.html
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1GV5M
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/sites/DocumentCentre/Documents/SPD%20Masterplans%2018th%20Jan%202011.pdf
http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/4d57caa81d41c86ece050e4e/red-moss-horwich–looking-from-landfill/en

Reebok Stadium links

Red Moss Links
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.blackrod.org.uk/page9.html
http://www.motorwayarchive.ihtservices.co.uk/m61horpre.htm

Methane burning site
http://www.methane-stripping.com/case_studies.html

links to Horwich and Horwich Parkway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Parkway_railway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich



Links to Horwich Police station
http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/index-community.html?ReadForm&Division=Bolton&Area=Bolton%20West&Community=Horwich%20West

http://aspullvillage.webs.com/history.htm
http://www.mbbcs.org.uk/society/index.htm
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=60700
http://wiki.worldflicks.org/red_moss_site_of_special_scientific_interest.html
http://www.qwiki.com/q/#!/Blackrod

Red Moss and old railway lines ,Reebok staduim, Horwich

Posted in Horwich, Horwich Police station, M61, middlebrook retail park, old railway, red moss, reebok stadium, ridway bridge, Rivington Pike, Runcoates plastic Brick Accrington, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

fast route for Jake
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/red-moss-via-old-railway-311594/
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/red-moss-old-railway-link-part-2-311596/

4.2 miles
route was  long grass Рfight for Jake as it was head height, nettles and brambles,
a quick run from two curious horses , old railway ,old coal mine, red moss (be very careful)
deep bog and rough grass,

on the start

one of the landfill check points

Reebok and police station

one of the overgrown paths

railway crossing

view towards Horwich station

overgrown head height for me

over head height !

towards the motorway

I found this difficult as the noise was too much

running away from the noise

Another source of material was an old tip at Blackrod from where some 300,000 tons of burnt colliery shale was obtained. A further example of the construction of a motorway improving the environment, by using waste materials

jumping down from a broken style

tramway?



Another source of material was an old tip at Blackrod from where some 300,000 tons of burnt colliery shale was obtained. A further example of the construction of a motorway improving the environment, by using waste materials

the two horses -we had to run away from these

can you see the line of the railway ?

bridge over the railway

old telegraph pole

old shaft filled with water

bridge over the railway -disused railway

along the path

can you see the pike

old telegraph pole can you see the old insulators ?

where the line would have branched off from

yes its me – nettles taller than me !

crossing the railway lines

can you see the old cobbles Rideway Bridge

water pipeline?

underneath the m61

runcoat’s plastic brick Accrington !

winter hill mast from red moss

red moss to M61

gas plant ?

warning signs about gas !

Orchid?

do not enter !

my shadow

stopping for a drink

still running !
http://www.lancswt.org.uk/
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Moss,_Horwich_-_geograph.org.uk_-_109497.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://www.fireflash-delta64.co.uk/redmoss240510.html
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1GV5M
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/sites/DocumentCentre/Documents/SPD%20Masterplans%2018th%20Jan%202011.pdf
http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/4d57caa81d41c86ece050e4e/red-moss-horwich–looking-from-landfill/en

Reebok Stadium links


Red Moss Links
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/109497
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=32
http://www.blackrod.org.uk/page9.html
http://www.motorwayarchive.ihtservices.co.uk/m61horpre.htm

Methane burning site
http://www.methane-stripping.com/case_studies.html

links to Horwich and Horwich Parkway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Parkway_railway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich


Links to Horwich Police station
http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/index-community.html?ReadForm&Division=Bolton&Area=Bolton%20West&Community=Horwich%20West


http://aspullvillage.webs.com/history.htm
http://www.mbbcs.org.uk/society/index.htm
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1006538.pdf


http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=60700
http://wiki.worldflicks.org/red_moss_site_of_special_scientific_interest.html
http://www.qwiki.com/q/#!/Blackrod

Adam Hill to Holder’s Plantation to Two Lads ,Winter Hill ,Horwich

Posted in Adam hill, fell running, holders plantation . Camping, Horwich, Lancashire, middlebrook retail park, reebok stadium, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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winter Hill Mast can you see the smaller masts ?

through the stone style

towards Adam Hill

Mine ?

Holders Plantation

the old dam wall -looking for baby frogs

Evie testing her waterproof boots

washing my hands

someone has been digging here -this is the old brickworks

top of one of brickworks Kilns

old mine tramway

two lads

two lads with the pike in the background

one of the smaller lads

Reebok from the two lads

on the way back from two lads

looks like silver – one of the reservoirs

 Lower Rivington reservoir

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/adam-hill-to-holders-to-two-lads-311162/


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/explore-ruined-farmhouse-at-holders.html


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








if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !