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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



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



a big bell pit

drift mine ?





me in the ice river



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


sliding on my bum

walking the snowy bank


sanoodi route to follow



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 –

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
Good local history site