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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

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Wilderswood to Tigers Clough or Shaws Clough , Rivington, Chorley/Horwich

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Brick, water tunnel, waterfalls, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from Dad:
Jake has extra layers on due to risk of getting wet, he has a bum bag on, keeping extra kit  in,

Lower Rivington reservoir

Fast decent

I turn right here towards the old colliery

can you see the pike – i stopped off here for some Blackberries

Reebok stadium in the background , left hand side is wilderswood

between two old hedges

Pike cottage , winter hill mast and old mine workings  taken near Ormstons Farm

Old tramway down to the old brickworks

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Tigers%20Clough
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12060.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

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

i had to be careful , but i could run faster than my dad across this

down some slippery rocks

up the muddy steep bank

across river Douglas

the old dam

“Note: Richard Pilkington and Thomas Nightingale had created a dam and mill at what is now known
as Tigers Clough; its remains are still there. Richard Pilkington is ancestor of the Pilkingtons Glass
family”. Taken from the site below

http://images.julieh9154.multiply.multiplycontent.com/attachment/0/4168959/Will%20of%20Elizabeth%20Shaw%20Re%20Richard%20Pilkington%201787.pdf?key=pilkingtongroup:journal:37&nmid=180028983

W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Bricks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/2688365371/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecopycat/4293765198/

we looked for the source of the bricks , they were in the stream but we could not find any more upstream ?

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
we rescued some frogs !
old water storage

Tigers clough or Shaws clough waterfall
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough_Waterfall.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/tigers-clough/
http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=301617
not quiet 5 mins from Boltons wanderers !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/3998790012/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/5750604170/
http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

through  the woods

down a slope

Old mine track

up another slope

down another !

old bridge for the mine

crossing a fence

looking towards some old mine remains

Old mine track ?

Roly poly

towards the water tunnel – Georges lane at the top

it was full of iron coloured goo !

Rivington Pike in the background, the boundary stone between Horwich and Chorley

running back from pike cottage to wilderswood

Winter Hill Mine trails, two lads to winter hill mast pits, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Mine adit, Old Bricks, Old mine, Old mines, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the pike and the reservoir and Wilderswood and wilders moor

across these -these cattle grids have hedgehog ramps in them 🙂

on the way up the two lads

we are with Leo today so i have my boots on !

Adam Hill ( left) and white Brow from the two lads

someone has rebuilt this

I was careful not to knock any of the stones off

two lads with the mast in the background

carefully coming off the two lads middle brook in the background

I can still run but have to wait for my dad as Leo is in the back carrier and does not like to run yet !

the mines are on the left hand side – you can just see some evidence of the tips

this shaft is blocked off

one of the flooded shafts

learning how to drink safely on the moors -dont do this unless you check to see where the water comes from

Leo looking at me eating bilberries
http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry

eating Bilberries

sitting down to eat – pike is in the background

old shaft -capped

another drinking source

Old shaft near the mast

the masts at the back of Winter hill

testing my balance

Old shaft

me doing a roly poly

Leo asleep

one area of old bell pits near the brickworks

practicing going under a fence without damaging the fence or Me!

one of the old bell pits

this area has a lot of bell pits and waste mounds

old pipe ?

someone has been digging here – this is from the area near the brickworks

Leo has just woken up !

“Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” 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 – 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
– 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 unsuitablydressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite”

Two lads to Rivington Pike and back again

Posted in Horwich, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Old Bricks, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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be careful on the cattle grid !

on the way to the two lads

sunset at Two lads

looking at the view over Bolton

the mast from the Two Lads

sunset looking towards Rivington Pike -can you see the Pike ?

between the mast and the pike

running towards the pike

Pigeon tower from the pike

Rivington pike -looks like i am nearly as tall as the mast , standing on the edge of the hill

Bell Pit below Rivington pike
down from the pike towards brown hill

can you see me ?

up from the dog hotel !

looking back to the Pike

across the cattle grid








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



Cranberry Moss, Bull Hill, Darwen, – Old mines,Quarries and Old Brickwork site ?.

Posted in A666, Blackburn With Darwen, Bull Hill, colliery, Cranberry Moss, Deer, fell running, Lancashire, mine, Old Bricks, Old brickworks, Old mines, Old Quarry, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Stone quarry
Note from Dad this was in line with the mines found later but no sign of any coal mine waste

on top of the quarry

looking towards the mines

hot chocolate on top of a mine waste tip

can you see Darwen tower ? and me of course !
to collect water ?

on top of a yet another  mine

 

 

mine entrances

stone sleeper ?

to another  mine  -in line with the quarry

long stone – part of the mine ?

I love hot chocolate -see the bricks?  – another old mine

another mine shaft

DANGEROUS BOG-KEEP OUT

Bull Hill Brickworks ?

brick kiln
see the picture of the Bull Hill Brick from this Kiln ?
two deer can you see them ?
last of the mines we saw – we came across around 32 old mines -too many to inspect each one
reasons for this area being full of mines ?
“The Entwistles used to sink little pits on Cranberry Moss, They were what was called Darwen yard mines .just a  few yards deep, coals were bought up by windlass, and sent to Turton, there was  fighting amongst the men. Some of them were too lazy to go down for coal, but when it was brought up they would fight for its ownership”
referance to Darwen yard mines
http://cottontown.org/page.cfm?LANGUAGE=eng&pageID=1251
Our route
weather Cold  below 4c, High chill factor, Jake is now in winter grade clothing , we have changed Jakes socks to include a  waterproof /Breathable layer plus thermal layer, He has brand new Walsh PB’s for increased traction.

 

 

Useful links
Information about the River Darwen which starts on Cranberry Moss

Bull hill maternity hospital
reference to mining at Cranberry moss
fireclay accidents – mines on cranberry moss
reference to mine in this area

 

Red Moss Hill explore near Reebok Stadium ,Horwich (1st explore)

Posted in disused tip, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Nature, Old Bricks, red moss, reebok stadium with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

the entrance to red moss

barrier  for stopping the  trucks

pipe -lots of these

a big slope -before we run down this

strange pipe???

top of  the hill

path back  to home you can see the mast look carefully !

Reebok stadium  –police station in front

one of the many paths on red moss hill

picking the ice from the frozen puddle
(Methane burner in the background -Dad)
Route we took

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

Winter Hill Fold Pasture – the quarry and different insects I found

Posted in Beetle, Belmont, fell running, Foggy, Horwich, Insect, Nature, Old Quarry, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

It was very foggy today.

This is a video of a river.

This is the mast in fog.

A pattern on a gate post.

A Philipson brick from Bolton.

This is a quarry.

This is a really fast beetle, that wouldn’t sit on my hand for long!

This is a caterpillar I found.

This is the route we took: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/fold-pasture-quarry-298218/