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Rivington Pike, Rivington, Horwich – Bell pits drift mine and river Douglas ice stream walk -6C

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Horwich Parish Church and School, Ice, Lancashire, Old mines, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, water tunnels with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Up the stream -which is River Douglas

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html

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


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(Lancashire)

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/River_Douglas


http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/river-douglas/


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/winter-hill-panoramas/


http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-walk-up-winter-hill-from-belmont.html


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


http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/cy/ymchwil/cynllunio/33512.aspx

 

 

http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-2.html

http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/content/Projects/Roman_mining.htm

 

 

a nice waterfall

beautiful ice crystals

three fingered ice monster

big  ice crystals

 

these banks are steep and have a lot of loose snow

me on the snow

Note from Dad:

reason for Hot Chocolate from a flask -don’t use water based drinks they freeze and the ice crystals irritate the stomach , unless you protect them from freezing !

Mine Building ? -has three doorways or gateways ?

 

 

a video of the bell pit s in this area

3 Bell pits in a row

me sitting down next to a bell pit

 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/places-in-britain/location/winter-hill-mines/winter-hill/lancashire/england/


http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf


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

 

 

a big bell pit

drift mine ?

 

 

 

 

me in the ice river

 

icicles

me sliding down the ice

 

looks like water 🙂 I am on the left  hand side against the tunnel wall

me in the ice tunnel

lots of ice

 

https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dscf3784.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00148.jpg


https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img00149.jpg

 

sliding on my bum

walking the snowy bank

 

sanoodi route to follow

 

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Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I am 7 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot , sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog  is about challenging that!   I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to!

Dusk / Night time in wilderswood !

Posted in Horwich, Lancashire, Mine adit, water tunnels, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

me in the dark in high visibility clothing

me going  into the water tunnel

old mine adit blocked after a few feet !

this water tunnel is blocked always check you can get out the other side!

a small quarry  which was used to build the local houses

one water tunnel this is longer of the two tunnels ,caution a lot of fast flowing water!

second water tunnel  I fall in this one ! 😉

route that we took –

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-explore-water-tunnels-300694/

we followed the stream down – very fast flowing , weather was very windy ,

water tunnels with a bright torch,Old trough? and plastic Brick ;), Wilderswood, Rivington, Horwich

Posted in fell running, Horwich, Old brickworks, water tunnels, waterfalls, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill


this is me with my new torch in a tunnel

this is me half way through  a tunnel

this is me going up the steps

this is a water trough?

this is a hard tunnel i got very wet

plastic bnck

Wilderswood mines and water tunnels,Wilderswood,Horwich

Posted in Horwich, Old mine, Old mines, underground, water tunnels, wilderswood, Wilderswood water tunnel, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I like this place because you can find interesting things.

This is the entrance to the mine shaft.

This is me in the water tunnel.

Link to a good walking site
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html
Good local history site
http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Wilderswood_Mill.html