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Two lads to Bell pits to Hole Bottom world autism awareness day

Posted in autism, Hole bottom, Lower Rivington Reservoir, Old mines, Two lads, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

view towards Lower Rivington Reservoir

The Pike

Two Lads and Winter Hill mast

Me being a purple ghost !


Two Lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=two+lads



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
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/
http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/latest_walk29.htm

getting ready

off I go can you catch me ?

some of the old pipework which someone has broken up

Me taking Photos

Two lads

off towards the Winter Hill mast

My dad took this whilst running behind – or the mast is about to fall down !

the Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=pike

watching some birds

hmm…. someone thinks that using a 4X4 is fun but it ruins the surface and destroys the environment

This is safe !

running across the grass

looking for water – the sphagnum moss is for drinking it from

Coal – one of the signs of the old mines ,

found some old iron

I use a technique to get feeling back into my hands after getting them wet

this old mining area has been destroyed by the water authorities for no known reason yet they allow 4X4 drivers to destroy the environment ?

Hole Bottom

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=hole+bottom

enjoy !!!

collection of posts

Posted in Durham, fell running, nana, sledging, snow with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

we went for a small walk when it had snowed !

me and Evie threw snow balls at each other

This is my snow angel
The mist came down so went home

a lone walker in the mist and snow

throwing snow at my mum

Here is Leo

we went sledging

This is the golf course

I am running after Evie to get the sledge back !

one of the runs we have done – we have to take it easy as we have not been out for a while

avoiding some rocks

two lads in the mist

through wilderswood

Arcon Village !

Leo

This is my Nana , My Nana has just had a big operation and we went to see her

This is Durham castle and Cathedral

http://www.dur.ac.uk/university.college/
http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/uni/dcaslrpr.xml;query=

http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2012/02/field-of-jeans/

filed of Jeans !

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/oct/19/durham-cathedral-video
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=durham+cathedral&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=1099&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vg9eT9vYA4LH0QX-trGLAQ&ved=0CIYBELAE

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery/cloisters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durham_Cathedral_cloisters_(2).jpg

we had some sandwiches

It has some shields on the roof

can you see the stone patterns ?

the tower

http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/cathedral/intro/sanctuary-knocker


http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Yorkshire_and_North/Durham_Cathedral/Durham.htm


http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/DurhamCathedral.html

I liked the cathedral it was a beautiful place and very peaceful we were not allowed to take photos in the main church so we did not !

Leo is just starting to try and walk !

Evie making patterns on our hotel room

Evie found a stone which was like a pigs snout !

making a funny face !

Note from Dad:
apologies for not updating the Blog but a lot of illness, travelling and illness in the family has prevented us being as active as normal! Jake says see you soon on Winter Hill!

Rivington pike sledging , Portuguese food , Winter Hill

Posted in Brown Hill, Cacoila, Crooked Edge Hill, Evie, Horwich, Ice, Pasteis de nata, Rivington Pike, sledging, snow, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

I  am by Wilderswood,
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-horwich-family-walk-312610/
http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/about-horwich-Wilderswood_Mill.html
the route we took from Wilderswood
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-to-rivington-304544/

It began to snow

Brown Hill

http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/agsmario/default.aspx?point=364466:413500:200&categ=Historic
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-to-crooked.html

I am looking at where to sledge down this slope , its very wet a lot of ice and cold water

Evie in her wellies

sledging down brown Hill

looking towards crooked edge

up towards the pike

can you see the top of the mast ?

the mast just appearing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm
http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/transmitternetwork/transmitter_groups/winter_hill

me sledging down the pike

the mast with snow

a lone runner

a snowstorm cooming in

I am sledging and snow is just starting

runners comming up the pike in snow

Pike in falling snow

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/2532/
http://www.theaa.com/walks/lever-park-and-rivington-pike-420716
http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/upload/537630/attachments/Rivington%20Pike.pdf

Jake has contributed to the following site
http://rivingtonpike.com/


http://rivingtonpike.com/wilderswood-to-rivington-pike-to-two-lads

the snow storm passed over us

Evie and Mummy going down the Pike

I sledge down to Evie and mum

The pike in fog

Me in the snow and falling snow

Evie doing a roly poly

can you see the pike ?

looking at Brown Hill

falling snow near Wilderswood
Portuguese sardine pate

It was yummy !

This is  Portuguese Beef Yummy !!! Cacoila

http://www.portuguesecooking.com/recipes/main_dishes/cacoila
http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/2088/ca-oila–portuguese-beef-.aspx
http://www.pagesintime.com/ri/portuguese.html

This is a Pasteis de nata
Portuguese cream tarts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastel_de_nata
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/portuguese-custard-tarts—pasteis-de-nata/
http://leitesculinaria.com/7759/recipes-portuguese-custard-tarts-pasteis-de-nata.html

Evie Enjoyed these !

Another great day ,

Sledging at Two Lads and Hole Bottom on Winter Hill

Posted in Hole bottom, sledging, snow, Two lads, winter hill, winter Tyres with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

we parked at the top car park there was a lot of snow

Note from Dad: Cold weather tyres allow us to get here safely
http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/tire-advice/cold-weather/index.jsp

route taken
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/60974234

 

Me and my sledge

I have to keep my eyes shut to keep the night vision

sledging at Two lads

on top of two lads

Sledging at Hole bottom

My dad Sledging 🙂

Safety :
Black ice on the roads , – 1 to -3 with a small wind chill felt like -5

“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”

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf
P48

Jake had multi layers on tonight to allow him to safely enjoy the snow ,
do enjoy but take care ,

http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/mountain-advice/mobile-phones
http://www.bowlandpenninemrt.org.uk/safety.htm?

Me and Evie Sledging,Horwich Snow!!!!!

Posted in Evie, Horwich, sledging, snow with tags , , , on December 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Me and Evie – if you Know Horwich there is a place where everyone goes sledging 😉 – tonight was the first day of the snow ! Weather was good -1 to 0 , no snow falling
I love sledging !

Evie

Me doing a roly Poly !

Me sledging

Me watching Evie

Me sledging

Evie playing in the snow

Evie watching Me

Evie’s Hat is covered in snow !

Evie Sledging

Me making patterns in the snow

Me and Evie walking back with the sledge

Coal Pit road , Smithills moor , Dean Mills reservoir ,Winter Hill ,Bolton ,snow – visibility and underfoot condition’s poor

Posted in Bolton, Coal pit road, dean mills reservoir, Smithills Moor, winter hill, winter Tyres with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from dad :condition’s poor -sleet/rain  , mist reducing visibility down to 2 to 3 metres in places , temperature warm at 1 to 2c , it was dark, moderate wind chill, soft snow clogged the trainers making descents and ascents difficult , Snow had drifted in the wind into some deep drifts , soft snow stuck to clothing increasing the risk of  wetting leading to cold wet clothing,

the snow made really good snowballs !!! note from Jake!

winter hill mast as we should have seen

frozen Dean Mills reservoir -as we should have seen

http://about-rivington.co.uk/places-in-britain/location/reservoir-of-dean-mills/winter-hill/lancashire/england/

http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/walking-the-dean-ditch/

other end of the reservoir on Smithills moor  as we should have seen

Bolton at night as we should have seen

winter hill mast across the reservoir as we should have seen

Old reservoir with breach in the dam wall  as we should have seen winter hill mast  on right

Up a slope !

sleet, wind ,darkness and mist reduced visibility to around 2m at this stage , strobe and reflective clothing was essential, this route has a deep ditches, bogs and slopes on both sides

soft snow ,

loosing my footing –

note from dad : always keep the people you are with  close when you are in poor weather,

this shows the use of reflective clothing and strobe lighting to keep in contact, you need to be aware of the people around you , this weather can disorientate very easily

Roly poly

drift walking /running

Jakes Walsh trainers footprints next to memorial stone to will yo come o sunday

better Photos !! Better weather 😉

http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/from-wilderswood-to-the-coal-pit-road/

http://www.justusuk.com/2009/11/will-yo-come-o-sunday-morning.html

Note from dad :Road was very poor -soft wet snow  next to the ditches ( this is on the right hand side -its 8 around inches deep full of soft mud ) , Coal Pit road  had hard compressed snow – rain on top which had frozen into a black ice  giving the tyres nothing to grip into or onto – when you got out the car you fell over 😉  passable with difficulty with cold weather tyres (winter Tyres) on.

sanoodi route to follow

http://www.halliwell-lhs.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=92

http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/smithillshall/smithills-history/smithills-country-park/

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

http://www.modernhistory.co.uk/xsdbimgs/HistoricHousesNew.pdf

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