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Waterfall at Wards reservoir night and day

Posted in Belmont, Blue Lagoon, fell running, Lancashire, Wards Reservoir, winter hill with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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the approach to the waterfall

path leading up to the waterfall

the path was flooded this time

these stones protect you from the bog

up the side of the wards reservoir

climbing up the waterfall

crossing the stream

we crossed this and climbed up the water fall be careful !!!!!
close up of the water rushing down
video of the waterfall
another waterfall video
old shaft note this is square not round !

me again this time in dark ,
note from dad:
This waterfall contains a lot of slippery rocks , i have removed photos and videos showing techniques to climb, cross and dry off afterwards, the path at the top also has a broken fence hidden in the long grass which has barbed wire and wire fencing sections- this will cause injury unless you are careful in the dark ,

Hordern: (13th century ‘handran’ and ‘haderan’). Possibly from the Anglo-Saxon ‘heorde’ meaning herd, and ‘hyrne’ meaning a nook or corner.
Belmont: “Fair or beautiful mountain”. Derived from Low Latin ‘bellus’ – fair, beautiful, and ‘montem’ – a mountain.
taken from –http://www.belmontvillage.org.uk/History.htm


http://www.blue-lagoon-belmont.co.uk/bb/index.php


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont,_Lancashire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward’s_Reservoir


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


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


http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/8300011.Belmont_reservoir_is_back_with_splash___for_now/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/18/8

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climbing the waterfall at the blue lagoon, Horden Butts Delf, Hordern Stoops, Wards Reservoir, Belmont

Posted in Belmont, Blue Lagoon, Horden Butts Delf, Hordern Stoops, Wards Reservoir, winter hill with tags , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

climbing the waterfall at the blue lagoon, Horden Butts Delf, Hordern Stoops, Wards Reservoir, Belmont

looking at Winter Hill and  the Winter Hill mast’s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill,_Lancashire

overlooking Belmont and Blue lagoon

Hordern: (13th century ‘handran’ and ‘haderan’). Possibly from the Anglo-Saxon ‘heorde’ meaning herd, and ‘hyrne’ meaning a nook or corner.
Belmont: “Fair or beautiful mountain”. Derived from Low Latin ‘bellus’ – fair, beautiful, and ‘montem’ – a mountain.
taken from –http://www.belmontvillage.org.uk/History.htm

http://www.blue-lagoon-belmont.co.uk/bb/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont,_Lancashire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward’s_Reservoir

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

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

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/8300011.Belmont_reservoir_is_back_with_splash___for_now/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/18/8

looking towards Hordern Stoops

Hordern Stoops: This marks the parish boundary. Stoop is from the Icelandic ‘staup’ meaning a knobby lump, and has come to mean simply a post or stock

taken from –http://www.belmontvillage.org.uk/History.htm

Horden Butts Delf -old quarry

http://www.blue-lagoon-belmont.co.uk/bb/index.php?PHPSESSID=aannhqtjutm8tijgce7hmloh27&topic=48.msg429#new
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8187878.Plug_is_pulled_on_Blue_Lagoon/
http://www.stpetersbelmont.org.uk
Belmont Parish Church – St Peters

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/landscape/landscapecharacass/charcarea9.asp
http://www.canalsandwaterways.me.uk/page4.html
http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7463

sites about the Blue lagoon

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

note from dad: This can be a high volume waterfall , rocks very slippy, hand holds were very slippy ,volume of water can knock someone light of their feet,
be very careful, in the dark ,
Jake has been taught to move quickly and safely across this type of terrain and this type of challenge,- what appears easy is not !
Jake uses Walsh trainers whilst not designed for this are very grippy  in mud and wet conditions and on wet rocks, we use high performance waterproof and insulation layers to ensure Jake stay’s warm and dry  , we have spare clothing and a full survival kit, the video’s are not that good quality the temperature was just above freezing, it was dark, noisy and poor visibility from my breath with the  water spray from the water fall ,  it shows what  Jake managed.
the weather was clear and just above freezing, the water very cold , it was getting dark so you have to ensure you have clear communication and ensure all members of the party are safe

approach to the bottom of the water fall

http://www.redbubble.com/people/stevesimages1/art/3040166-4-blue-lagoon-waterfall
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2040341

above are other pictures of the waterfall

1st part
2nd  part of the climb
last section

over the  fence at the top -winter Hill mast at the right side

Note from dad -Jake is on the right hand side  , Jake admiring the view towards the winter Hill mast

look at the lovely moon

look at Belmont at night

lights of Belmont and moon over the Blue lagoon,

last look at  the masts on winter hill,  how many ?
route is fast on the paths but slow across the moorland , fences are encountered on this run,
some background to Belmont and the area
support the local  mountain rescue teams
Bolton Mountain rescue,
link to old map of this area