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Wilderswood to Tigers Clough or Shaws Clough , Rivington, Chorley/Horwich

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Brick, water tunnel, waterfalls, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from Dad:
Jake has extra layers on due to risk of getting wet, he has a bum bag on, keeping extra kit  in,

Lower Rivington reservoir

Fast decent

I turn right here towards the old colliery

can you see the pike – i stopped off here for some Blackberries

Reebok stadium in the background , left hand side is wilderswood

between two old hedges

Pike cottage , winter hill mast and old mine workings  taken near Ormstons Farm

Old tramway down to the old brickworks

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Tigers%20Clough
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12060.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

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

i had to be careful , but i could run faster than my dad across this

down some slippery rocks

up the muddy steep bank

across river Douglas

the old dam

“Note: Richard Pilkington and Thomas Nightingale had created a dam and mill at what is now known
as Tigers Clough; its remains are still there. Richard Pilkington is ancestor of the Pilkingtons Glass
family”. Taken from the site below

http://images.julieh9154.multiply.multiplycontent.com/attachment/0/4168959/Will%20of%20Elizabeth%20Shaw%20Re%20Richard%20Pilkington%201787.pdf?key=pilkingtongroup:journal:37&nmid=180028983

W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Bricks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/2688365371/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecopycat/4293765198/

we looked for the source of the bricks , they were in the stream but we could not find any more upstream ?

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
we rescued some frogs !
old water storage

Tigers clough or Shaws clough waterfall
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough_Waterfall.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/tigers-clough/
http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=301617
not quiet 5 mins from Boltons wanderers !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/3998790012/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24429795@N04/5750604170/
http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9276
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

through  the woods

down a slope

Old mine track

up another slope

down another !

old bridge for the mine

crossing a fence

looking towards some old mine remains

Old mine track ?

Roly poly

towards the water tunnel – Georges lane at the top

it was full of iron coloured goo !

Rivington Pike in the background, the boundary stone between Horwich and Chorley

running back from pike cottage to wilderswood

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Wilderswood to Rivington pike old mine ,water tunnel 4 miles

Posted in Brown Hill, Georges Lane, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, T and G Higson Halliwell Brick, The Pigeon Tower, water tunnel, wilderswood, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Mine with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

me in the wood

raspberries !

jumping over a fallen tree

down to the stream

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img00122.jpg
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img028561.jpg

main collery shaft no 1 wilderswood the shaft (capped) is in front of this

http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry

can you see the tramway ?

one of the horses

we will have to take a look at this !

Brown Hill

the pike

A fast beetle

behind the pike the sun was setting

I could see Blackpool tower from here

old pipe feeding the water tank

T&G Higson Halliwell (part of Bolton)

found in the middle of the moors  part of the water tank – Lord leverhulme’s Rivington’s garden –

old leval

can you see the old mine

this was narrow -it was wet dark and full of spiders !

note from Dad This is narrow and even jake had to crouch and shuffle along – it was worse for me

looking out for spiders !

video’s from the water tunnel

http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry
Bilberries 

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Pigeon%20Tower

Pigeon tower 

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

Lower Rivington reservoir

just below brown hill

on our way back we gave directions to some people who were looking for the pike !

The pike at sunset brown hill has the trees on it to the left

the sunset had a orange glow to it – making me look Orange !

see !

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

 

 

 

Iron Trough,mines at Wilderswood/Rivington,Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Old mines, Rivington, Rivington Pike, underground, water tunnel, wilderswood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is a iron trough

wilderswood main shaft -capped

this hole is blowing very cold air!

this is Rivington drift mine.

this is a plastic bnck.!

Before the water tunnel

after the tunnel -this time just my feet got wet !

GPS Route is online at
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-294070/

Links
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterpike.html best mine site Rivington pike,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift_mining what was a drift mine

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders3.html wilderswood mine site

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/winterhill.htm another mine site

http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm Horwich Heritage centre

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52990 Horwich history overview

More exploring at Wilderswood, Mines and water tunnels, Horwich

Posted in colliery, fell running, Horwich, mine, Mine adit, water tunnel, wilderswood, Wilderswood water tunnel, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

An adit hole for the mine.

Me approaching the water tunnel.

A drawing of the bends in the tunnel.

Today, we also visited the quarry and found 2 closed entrances.

Next week, we will be visiting Rivington or Winter Hill.

links
link to best mine site and information in this area
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html

Good local heritage site
http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm

Good fossil guide to this area
http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whfossil.pdf