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Burnt Edge to New chapel lane

Posted in Burnt edge, Chadwick's close farm, colliery, Old mine, reebok stadium, Two lads, Walker Fold, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

a simular route

Evie is walking up the path from walker fold farm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collieries_in_Lancashire_since_1854

this is called Chadwick’s close farm I looked this up on the map
there was another farm in Halliwell with the same name
http://www.tongefamily.info/resources/chadwicks_close.htm

can you see the mast ? me and Evie are practicing on the walkie talkies

walker fold farm

Leo is not happy we found out later he got his first tooth !

can you see the stone track this is for the colliery !

the stone slabs stopped the heavy carts getting stuck !

this is the burnt edge colliery pit head

some of the old mine buildings

can you see the Caterpillar ?

me and Evie exploring on the old walls

there is a small tunnel here – this may be a old brick kiln ?

a hole you have to be careful when exploring

I am helping Evie cross the uneven grass

the old colliery

the track above the old colliery is very different  they did not lay out stone slabs !

this is the air shaft marked on the map

burnt edge farm

the mast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

the two lads
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Evie is going round a big puddle too deep for her wellies !

leo has gone to sleep can you see the mast ?

this is near white brow

we could see some llamas on the farm !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llama

the Reebok staduim

we saw a fox here

these look like emu or rheas!

we found some stones six of them , three each side !

the horses were nice to touch

Leo woke up and was touching the horses

the six stones

this collects water – for the animals

me and Evie stroking the horses

I loved this horse he was so soft

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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”

Wilderswood mine trail ,Montcliffe,Rivington ,Horwich

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, forest, Insect, Mine adit, Old mine, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

small yellow and black ladybird

just looking at the grasses

old gatepost

old mine level

old water pipe from the pond or mine ?

by the old entrance to the mine still blowing cold air

down towards cabins pit

winter hill mast in the distance

the owners showed me a very gentle old horse – he loved polo mints

old level and tramway

old mine drain?

one of the old rail s

the old tramway bridge – rails

me on a bridge across the tramway

this bridge was reinforced by iron rails

the pike

looking for grasshoppers

me holding a grasshopper

Bell pit

one of the levels

the mast from wilderswood two lads

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trail-311592/
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/europe-trails/trails-europe-united-kingdom/trail/rivington/prd_167366_4539crx.aspx
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/dogs/page/3/





Wilderswood to Two Lads to Winter Hill mast Brickworks to River Douglas

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Historic Horwich, Horwich, Old brickworks, Old mine, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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on the way from wilderswood

the Pike

The mast in the mist -two lads is to the left

 http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2069
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/c/cinnabarmoth.aspx
http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/nature/pictures/large-insects.asp?pic=117
cinnabar month

on the way to Two lads

wet -switched to waterproof Hat

on top of the two lads

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on the way to the mast

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



we came across a wall next to this 3 bell pits

on of the bell pits

on the mast road

on the way down from the mast

the old brickworks

the old brickworks at the back of the mast

a old sink – they used to make these here

very interesting moss

very wet between the mast and River Douglas

This route was very wet today – this goes from the mast to Rivington Pike

nearly into the deep bog !

crossing a stream

I wanted to take this home -dad wouldn’t let me !

River Douglas 
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img028661.jpg


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html






quick break!

This is the water tunnel next to Brown Hill 

another rest !

 Lower Rivington reservoir


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





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!

Walker fold to Burnt edge to Montcliffe to wallsuches ,Winter Hill, Horwich(-snow -8C)

Posted in Bleach works, Burnt edge, colliery, disused tip, fell running, Horwich, Montcliffe, New chapel Lane, Old mine, snow, Walker Fold, Wallsuches, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

hot chocolate in the snow

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/burnt-edge-colliery-and-hedgehog.html
This is picture of the Burnt edge colliery



previous pictures of the colliery without the snow

crossing the snow -without a path

deep snow -this was crisp on top if you went through this it was deep -up-to my Knees
looking   at a plane going to Manchester airport enlarge the picture !

video as the Sun going down – red sunset, winter Hill mast ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/horwich/363129157103350847

This route takes is over 3 miles , we had another mile to go after this – turn left  to where we arranged to be picked up at new chapel lane church one of the nine heritage buildings
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=80
http://www.horwichchurches.com/church-new-chapel.php

WallsuchesBetween Montserrat and Horwich is Wallsuches, and it is thought that the name is derived from ‘wella’, the Old English for water, and ‘soc’, Old English for soak. It was here that the Ridgeway family moved their bleaching croft, from the centre of Bolton, to a site by the stream called Pearl Brook in the late 18th century. Bottom o’th’Moor is just above Wallsuches.
http://www.bolton.org.uk/wallsuches.html


http://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/arcon-village/
housing development on old bleach works site


http://www.ss-osands.org.uk/ssosands/beep/horwich/wall%20and%20ridge.htm


further details of Bleach works and Wallsuches,

route:snow deep in places , very cold and high wind chill factor , failing light ,  temperature without Wind chill at -8c ,

Note from Dad  :Please take advice/care  before going up on the Hills






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) –  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