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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
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Rivington Chinese gardens,Lever Park,The Pigeon Tower, Rivington

Posted in Chinese gardens, Lancashire, Lever castle, Lever Park, Rivington, Rivington Castle, Rivington Pike, The Pigeon Tower, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/chinese-gardens-rivington-305212/

note from dad :family walk to the Chinese gardens ,Rivington

The Bungalow Grounds, locally known as the Chinese Gardens.  These were constructed by Lord Leverhulme on the slopes below the Pigeon Tower.


taken from
http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/localarea/

can you see round loaf ? to the right is great hill
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Great%20Hill
sites for the round Loaf
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/5568
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Loaf
http://explore.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/os_routes/show/17384
http://www.owenswalks.org/lan019/lan019.html

building that looks like a turret

the top of another turret !

bathing lake -stone steps lead down into the water

pigeon tower

look at the view

Rivington Pike

Lever Bridge

ballroom floor

short stairs

long stairs , this place is full of all kinds of stairs leading to different buildings and levels

can you see the R tree ?

the big garden

a sign about  Rivington terraced garden

Pigeon Tower

links

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/97653


http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/localarea/


http://www.chorley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1202


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


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


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


http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=125-zhc&cid=1#1 details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hayton_Mawson

http://www.leverpark.co.uk/ friends of Lever park

maps of rivington
http://rivington-lancashire.com/MapsP2.html

 

Spooky trip to haunted castle ;) or Rivington castle in the dark !

Posted in Castle, Haunted, Horwich, Lancashire, Lever castle, Night Run, Rivington, Rivington Castle with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

This is a trip to the full-size replica of Liverpool Castle, in ruins at night !

we are going  around the spooky castle we go into the secret passage !

we are running away from the castle quickly 😉

Full-size replica of Liverpool Castle, in ruins

Route to castle

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/rivington-castle-301298/ our route

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Lever_Castle_Passages.html we went down the secret passage

http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html some General history of the area

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/376963 photos in the day 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Castle the history behind Liverpool castle