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Wilderswood to Tigers Clough / Shaws Clough , Tramway investigation

Posted in autism, Chorley, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Old Bricks, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, Tramway, waterfalls, wilderswood, winter hill mast, Yates Plastic Horwich Brick with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Quick Blog tonight !
note from dad : GPS seems to have been out tonight !

off we go

the Pike

Video taken showing the mast and Horwich and the Pike

Jake can vault a farm gate in a few seconds now even in the dark

Bricked up entrance , the other side has also been collapsed  to stop you getting in !

can you see the small brick entrance ?

Yates plastic brick

the tramway has been built up with stones

one of the mine drains in Tigers Clough

I have to balance carefully as its a 4 ft drop on one side plus its a stream and slippy !!!

the stream I have to cross is very fast tonight !

crossing another stream in the dark

looking around at the View ! we watched the planes as well

through the last fence

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

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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

keld, Swaledale Rainby Force ,Wain Wath Falls or Force and camping

Posted in Camping, Keld, Rainby Force, Wain Wath Falls, waterfalls, Yorkshire dales with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_kiln
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lime+kiln&hl=en&prmd=ivnsb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=8vLbTdH-HY6ahQfqv5m5Dw&ved=0CF8QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=909

Lime Kiln they burnt the limestone to make lime

http://www.swaledale-sheep.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaledale_(sheep)
http://www.cumbriahillfarming.org.uk/hillfarming/sheepbreeds.html

Hi Vis jackets to keep me and Evie safe – we went to see the Swaledale Lambs

http://www.keldbunkhouse.com/Camping

Me and Evie watching a film in our new tent

me playing in the River Swale

The waterfalls were fast and dangerous

On the limestone pavement

throwing a big rock
This is where my dad used to go swimming when he he was a boy !

Rainby Force
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tall-guy/4841313117/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhfEKv-YxqU&NR=1

5 meter waterfall

another two Swaledale Lambs – they have horns



Wain Wath Falls or Force


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wain_Wath_Force
http://www.redbubble.com/people/jadon/art/3074711-wain-wath-force-lower-falls-river-swale-keld-yorkshire
http://www.jpgfotos.com/fotosblog/index.php?showimage=216
http://www.walkingenglishman.com/dalesguide/waterfalls/master.htm

another picture of the falls – my dad used to sit under the waterfall when it was sunny the pool is deep and cold but the water is heated up by the sunshine which is still warm when it goes over the waterfall

Keld ,Crack pot Hall, Beldi Lead Mines and Swinner Gill.

Posted in Beldi Lead Mines, Crack pot Hall, Keld, mine, Mine adit, Swaledale, Swinner Gill, waterfalls, Yorkshire dales with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keld,_North_Yorkshire
http://www.focaldepth.co.uk/index.php?page=10&sel=1&catg=&search=
http://www.mindat.org/loc-4873.html
http://www.aucu61.dsl.pipex.com/swaledal.htm
http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/keld.asp
http://www.brillmusica.com/images/Images27/index.html
http://www.waterfallsoftheyorkshiredales.co.uk/info28981.html
http://www.pdmhs.com/PDFs/ScannedBulletinArticles/Bulletin%2011-4%20-%20The%20AD%20Lead%20Mines%20in%20Swaledale,%20Yorkshire.pdf

Keld is in the Yorkshire dales -swaledale

Fossils, they look like old worms !

searching a mine tunnel ?

old rail from one of the mines !

me on a old tractor !

http://www.magneticnorthphotography.com/photo4110347.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36652311@N03/5016709847/
http://www.mindat.org/sitegallery.php?loc=215050

Crackpot Hall , the kitchen ,

this is how they used to have a bath its a old tin bath

can you see the date ?

mine adit

river bed – swinner gill

lead vein

gill scrambling
This is a waterfall -its dry at the moment – I climbed this

at the top of the  waterfall

waterfall – old mine tunnel on left blocked after a few feet

the river disappears underground but does flow down the valley normally

old mine bridge

mine adit – crackpot hall

This hill was steep

Note from dad :
This is a steep Hill decent – my trainers couldn’t cope , Jake just kept on going !!!

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Beldi-Hill-Lead-Mine/
http://beldymine.piczo.com/?cr=3
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Beldi-Hill-Lead-Mine-User-Album/?uid=988
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/mines/Beldi-hill_3046/Beldi-hill.asp
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/view_picture.asp?id=31305
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom-swailes/3299499735/
http://www.mindat.org/locdana-4873.html

mine ore processing remains

old mine pulley ?
inside the mine tunnel

along the mine tunnel  please be careful !!!!!

plants do not grow – this is because its toxic waste from the minerals in the mine waste

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/keld-310160/

This is my route

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!

Old mines via White Coppice Geology Trail and the Great Hill

Posted in Dean Brook, fell running, Great Hill, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Old mine, Old mines, Second World War, waterfalls, waterman's cottage, White Coppice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is Waterman’s Cottage

I am standing on a tree ! it looks like a rock but its a old tree trunk !

this is the entrance to the city!  -Here I imagined I was discovering a  long lost city !

I am climbing the wall of the city

waterfall wall  these need climbing

last wall and very very sliiiiiiiiiipy

next to the city mine

in the small mine

a exposed bank of shale ( comment from Dad opposite here evidence of many mine shafts -bell pits  )

looking at the bell pit these are the best so far we have seen

a line of bell pits  going towards the river

standing between to gate posts at Drinkwaters which was used for target practice in WW2!

Great Hill summet  here you can go to Darwin Tower, Winter Hill views all around
– you can see Preston,Rivington Pike,Blackburn

me relaxing on a stone seat  – 4 miles  one to go !

weather Bright sunshine and cold at start to light rain and cold wind, we saw a lot of people on Great Hill
who did not have the correct kit on  ,
one asked us near the top of Great Hill if this was Great Hill  , the other two people didn’t know either – do not go out without a map and if you carry the map know how to use it!
Take care on the Hills please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

route we took
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/white-coppice-mine-hunt-301356/ 5 miles in total

http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/ good site for this area

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hill about the great hill

Grizedale walk-a long walk for my sister!

Posted in Coniston, Cumbria, fell running, forest, Grizedale, Insect, Lake District, Nature, sculpture, waterfalls with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

my family without dad who is taking the photo !

we have a long way to go

this is Evie with her new zebra hat

this is a wigwam

giant man

us on the bridge

a lovely beetle it made a funny noise!  it went like this ah ah plus vibrated at the same time  it was odd

me looking at a very noisy waterfall

me with my hat with  spikes on it

I am still a very long way from the car

oh look the sign near the car  thanks for  looking !

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedalehome Forestry commissions web site


http://www.lamrt.org.uk/ Local mountain rescue team  Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT)