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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

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

Rivington Castle, Just having Fun ! muddy puddles and walking in a stream

Posted in Evie, Horwich, Leo, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Muddy puddles, Red Admiral Butterfly, Rivington Castle, Tree creeper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 

Leo get to ride in the back carrier – he is really growing up now !

me and Evie on the way to Rivington Castle

we watched a tree creeper on this tree – can you see it ?
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/t/treecreeper/index.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Treecreeper
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tree+creeper&hl=en&rlz=1C1AVSW_enGB374GB377&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FjubTsqzNoaX8QOVmYjUBQ&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=709
http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/treecreeper.htm
http://www.birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/treecreeper.asp

Evie playing in puddles

Evie and I followed a stream

I built a dam with leaves ,Mud and stones

Evie came to help me !

can you see the Pike ?
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Rivington%20Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-to-crooked.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/07/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-back-of.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-lads-to-rivington-pike-and-back.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington_Pike
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
http://www.manchesterscountryside.com/site/attractions/attraction-results/rivington-pike-p129431

Evie and Me at the Castle

The mast and the Pike

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.aerialsandtv.com/winterhilltx.html
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/winterhill/index.php
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm




see the stats for the mast
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/131P20600705070.htm

we played hide and seek – Evie  is looking for me !

Lower Rivington Reservoir

Rivington Castle

 http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=atalanta
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=red+admiral+butterfly&hl=en&rlz=1C1AVSW_enGB374GB377&biw=1280&bih=709&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ekCbTujVJ4am8gOVqaSOBw&ved=0CE0QsAQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_atalanta
http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/Butterfly/32/Butterfly.html?ButterflyId=43
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_admiral

This is a red Admiral butterfly – Leo liked these – the flowers did not smell nice but the butterfly’s and bees and fly’s didnt seem to mind !
I liked watching these !

me and evie went to play  afterwards

Evie found a tree which i could climb

Another tree to climb they were wet and slippy – i had wellingtons on so i could not grip the tree well !

it was nice down next to the water

can you see the tree roots ?

Leo was looking at me and Evie playing

Leo does not like the sun in his eyes !

this is one of the towers can you see the window ?

one of  the towers behind a oak tree

Evie in a puddle !

Evie is such a show off !

Leo looking at me and Evie

Me and Evie breaking the dams we made before !

Leo looking at me when I was talking to him

wilderswood to Pike to winter Hill to wilderswood

Posted in fell running, Georges Lane, Rivington Pike, wilderswood, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

quick post !
weather good no rain mist just dark ! 

the two lads

Wilderswood

the mine Vent for Wilderswood

Rivington pike

Winter Hill mast

Brown Hill and mast

me with Horwich in the background  –Reebok in the background

from Horwich to Preston

roly poly down the Pike , my dad runs then I go the opposite way , my dad stops me from hitting the track at high speed.which would hurt,
Note : from dad this is steep for people who know the back of the pike towards winter hill needs care in the dark  !

me looking at a mine shaft

on the way to mast crossing a stream

Two Lads on Two Lads On a very wild day, Winter Hill

Posted in D of E, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Safety advice links, Two lads, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 conditions variable ,visibility  good to poor , driving rain , very wet underneath ,lower wind chill then yesterday  though the wind was very strong 40/50  mph gusts
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/10/hole-bottom-tramway-on-winter-hill-in.html

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




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

just looking towards the pike and the two lads

towards Holden‘s plantation

Me and my friend Alex ,

Crossing a stream , showing Alex

can you see the two lads

the mist has come in and they are gone , rain is coming  again !

The old brickwork’s at Hole bottom

Alex watching me crossing the mud and water on the gate

old bell pit just next to Hole bottom

walking up the road , we had just advised some people on D of E where the mast was !

you can see them in the distance

running along the road

we met a lone walker walking towards the mast !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.aerialsandtv.com/winterhilltx.html
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/winterhill/index.php
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm


see the stats for the mast
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/131P20600705070.htm

me and Alex at the mast ! it was very windy and noisy

running across the moor towards the two lads

still going – dad stayed with Alex

very misty towards the two lads -it was very wet

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


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


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

me and Alex on the two lads

It was very windy I couldn’t stand up !

showing Alex the smaller of the two lads

on the way down from the two lads

I run off the road as my trainers are not good on the road
running towards the car ,

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 unsuitably
dressed, 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!
taken from Dave Lane

new safety videos/advice 

I have included the above links for people who need to understand the risks,

Both Jake and Alex were fully equipped for the conditions, with head to toe multiple  layers , windproof and waterproof  layers, 

Wilderswood ,Georges Lane to Rivington Pike

Posted in fell running, Georges Lane, Rivington Pike, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I love my spikey hat

my

the Pike !

Sleet rain eating a snack at the pike !


winter hill road winter hill mast to two lads, Horwich,

Posted in fell running, Hole bottom, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

the view towards the pike !

older BT post ?

Hole Bottom
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daveweb.co.uk%2Fwhvol3.pdf&ei=iSN_TuvRFsmX8QPikYB9&usg=AFQjCNEnu61BWe464ZMEbyxmdyiZom-1Bw&sig2=XJJT2Rn0PVhUtvG-a4Rwtw

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol3.pdf


http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


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

this brick comes from Horwich  we will have to find more of the brick ,

some of the stone building blocks for the brickworks

on the way to the mast via the old tramway

the tramway

https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/tag/tramway/
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/winter-hill-tramway-with-nana-newby.html

crossing a stream

these are the old shafts and drift mine which were served by the tramway

Armitage Brick

the mast in mist

the wall between Horwich and Chorley

yes its very muddy

one of the wooden bridges,

crossing the mud along the path

my trainers are orange and green
http://www.walshsports.com/images/FellRunning.pdf

I am having a drink , can you see the old shaft which has a fence around it ?

towards the two lads

car tyre tracks ! near the two lads

more mud/peat

just passing the two lads



there is person just 30 metres away

down from two lads

back near the car

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


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


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

Wilderswood to Rivington Pike to Two Lads, Horwich

Posted in Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

from Wilderswood car park the start

the mast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/underground/reservoir/history.shtml

looking towards Horwich, wilderswood  several old shafts are in this area !

look carefully you can see a line this is the old tramway !

the Pike

old shaft -see the four posts

looking towards the mast

looking towards wilderswood and the sportsman’s

climbing towards the pike

across the rocks near the top !

can I beat my dad ?

first to the Pike !

can you see the pigeon tower ?

the path we will take to the two lads is to the right as a dark line

running towards two lads

jumping one of the ditches you find on this route

its very wet ! and muddy

River Douglas crossing

two lads is on the right hand side

video we took towards  the pike and two lads

the light is fading !

the pike is in background

I am between Horwich and Chorley!

this is me on top of the two lads

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Rivington%20Pike


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


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

Horwich heritage center and -Rivington pike/winter hill

Posted in bench mark, Brown Hill, Crankshaw pipeworks, fell running, HMS Hood, Horwich, Horwich heritage centre, Horwich locomotive works, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I went to see the Horwich heritage centre
this is a model of HMS Hood

Here is a mode of  the Horwich locomotive works
I saw the back of the these from Red Moss
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/red%20moss


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Works
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/SPDHorwichLocoWorks.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich#Horwich_Works

a model of a old tram , these used to go to Horwich from Bolton
http://www.boltonrevisited.org.uk/s-good-old-days.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/archivesimages02/1954loc?term=horwich&s_tags=localhistory&sort_by=Title&item_number=60&b_start:int=0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518163788/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59/3518166216/

I just love this
 

its great you can pull and learn about all the levers !

These Bricks are made in Horwich we have found some when we have been out exploring
you can see the map of the tramway on the left
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img05383.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img05139.jpg

As well as coal, seams of dry clay were drawn and supplied works making bricks, and sanitary ware. Crankshaw’s pipeworks, whose mine was known as Klondyke, closed down in 1961. A new housing development now stands on the site, 
taken from http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36

My run on Winter Hill ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/50249888

4.78 miles
conditions very wet underfoot plus moving across tussock grass and driving rain in the dark
Lower Rivington reservoir

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/underground/reservoir/history.shtml

Winter Hill mast

just taking a rest

two lads and Brown Hill from the path to the Pike

brown Hill ,two lads

http://wfdbwgua.blogspot.com/2011/08/earlier-on-winter-hill.html
thanks to JtE for showing me this !

my size 4  I am testing these out

Note from dad : Jake normally uses  PB junior trainers , we are using winter grade socks
http://www.walshsports.co.uk/images/FellRunning.pdf

can you see the Reebok ?

I enjoy the view

The mast from the Pike

the pike

can you see the carving ?

crossing between the pike and the mast  near the river Douglas  -its starting to get dark

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

note from dad : we are testing winter equipment and hi vis strobe lighting
here Jake is crossing is a stream , you can see a walkie talkie, Jake has a mobile phone plus a gps tracker,
Jake has a torch,whistle plus spare torch , he has two strobe lights on

what weather we can have !
Note from Dad : the weather closed in , the rain became driving and cold , almost sleet at one stage,
Jake was testing a new coat today in what turned out to be poor conditions,
Winter Hill can bite !  we had chosen this route to get used to poor underfoot conditions in low light conditions  which are very tiring ,  this is very tough for Jake  , Jake  is used to this  the terrain  and is fully equipped  ,we were testing his winter wet grade kit with a set of  spare layers to take this to cold wet weather ,   visibility was reasonable.

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

the mast in driving rain !

Two Lads to Wilderswood via sportsman’s cottage

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Philipson Brick, Two lads, Wildersmoor moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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

quick Blog entry just to get back out on Winter Hill

the Start – we have not run on Winter hill for two weeks

Two lads and the pike

lots of heather at this time of the year

Just started to rain

someone added a seat ?

looking towards the mast

these are some trucks with motorized hang gliders in the back

Philipson and son bricks

some old bricks and debris from old buildings

looking towards the mast

the pike ,

going towards crooked hill

down to sportsman’s cottage  I did some roly poly just  down from here !

down towards wilderswood

it was dark through the trees

Note from dad Jake has multiple layer reflective 360 capability , Jake also has a extra spare torche on him,  the strobe light on the right has a 1 mile visibility range it is also reflective.

running through Wilderswood near the old mine entrances

it was getting dark back towards the two lads

Note from Dad : we are getting ready for winter and the dark nights ,Jake is already carry extra safety equipment , greater use of Hi viz but not winter grade equipment we normally carry full waterproof  from head to feet is carried. today was drizzle nice to be back on the moors !
Jake says Keep safe