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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
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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 – fight 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

Rivington pike , Rivington, winter Hill ,Horwich in the snow -4 to -6C

Posted in Brown Hill, Fiddlers ferry power station, Horwich, Ice, red moss, Rivington, Rivington drift mine, Rivington Pike, sledging, snow, Two lads, water tunnel, Wilder's moor, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Wilder’s moor -centre two lads , left is Winter Hill Mast

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/rivington/203129323512595105

good conditions – temp -4 to -6c when sun went down , good  level walk,

Rivington Pike from georges lane

Tracks from the old mines

looking down from the wilderswood drift mine mine entrance  -look carefully tramway is clear line down the hill

old shaft capped  – vented

boundary stone – Chorley  and Horwich ?

Brown Hill with Rivington Pike on right hand side

ice river -water is moving under the ice

 

Note From Dad: Jake has been across this section before , the ice was enough to hold Jakes weight and being shallow was low risk – please be careful not even Walsh trainers gripped on this – Jake had been practising moving safely on ice ,  Jake is keeping to snow where possible after testing what is under the snow,

Jake is using his hands and a low centre of gravity to negotiate the tunnel below, temp in this tunnel was around – 6c  plus wind chill with very cold water , Jake has 3 layers on his lower body of water resistant/thermal and quick dry material ,  we have spares of dry clothing in case!

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/wilderswood-winter-hill-horwich-in-snow.html

 

 

going into the tunnel

 

in the ice tunnel

 

watching dad !

on my hands now !

careful ! water and ice very slippery !

thigh high snow between the tufts of heather

Brown Hill

sledging down Brown Hill

Brown Hill with Mast just appearing

Rivington drift mine buildings

Old entrance to Rivington drift  mine

bottom half of the Pike -sledging

 

 

the pike and Winter Hill Mast -crooked hill on right

 

very steep slope !!!! me and the sledge , I fell out of the sledge !!

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=news#3380

Note from dad :these slopes are rated by Bolton mountain Rescue, this slope is  very steep and we moved Jake onto a more gentle slope!

 

 

down a more gentle slope

 

 

Sunset over Horwich with Fiddlers ferry power station can be seen on left  red moss in front of it ,

there is a solitary gate post in the middle of the field  ,

 


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


http://www.ukqaa.org.uk/PowerStation.html

 

 

 

 

Last look at the Pike before Christmas eve ,

 

 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike.html


http://www.angelfire.com/in/rivington/


http://www.bolton.org.uk/pike.html


http://www.rivingtonboardingkennels.co.uk/


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


http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6595

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


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterpike.html


http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Folklore.html

 

 

 

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