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Two Lads to Rivington and back again in fog/deep bog

Posted in Brown Hill, fell running, Foggy, Horwich, Night Run, Night Time Navigation, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

route
around 4 miles in very foggy and failing light ,
the bogs were very deep tonight between the pike and the mast ,
Jake was at one point thigh deep !
very wet underfoot and wind chill left it feeling cold ,
This run was to test equipment and Jake’s navigation .
for people who are unaware Jake has a full set of safety kit on him , full cover, phone, online GPS tracker -there are no blackout areas for the GPS on this route  , whistle, walkie talkie ,headlamp ,spare torch, Two strobe lights  -1 mile visibility , Hi reflective clothing, spare clothing, food .compass/map . we take Jake’s safety very seriously, the clothing he uses is waterproof, multi layer high performance, His trainers are Walsh trainers designed for these conditions, Jake is very experienced on these fells but we err on the side of caution and kept to easy navigation routes. please be careful what Jake makes look easy really isn’t in the dark and poor conditions. Please be careful !

 

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Towards the two lads

the two lads in mist /fog

Me on two lads

race down towards Pike cottage

Brown Hill

River Douglas

getting foggy now

The pike in the fog/mist

Roly poly down from the pike

getting a drink

between the pike and the mast

The three photos shows you the visibility issue with the boundary wall

3 metres away

1 meter away

the boundary wall – this is very distinctive but unless you were on-top of it almost invisible

Headlamp allows me to see

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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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