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Two Lads to Winter Hill Trig bright and Fresh today

Posted in Chorley, peat bog, self rescue, Two lads, winter hill, winter hill mast, Winter Hill Trig with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/64343604

This was a fun run – i love to play with Ice and take my time , it was a beautiful day , not a cloud in the sky  but could be very cold in the wind, my dad said it was bright and fresh today !

the pike

towards the mast I keep off the road as my trainers are not good on the road !

lots of people were walking today

two lads

playing with ice

crossing ice , i can run across this but enjoy slipping across this

I  am still playing with ice , my dad can wait ! i am near the Ice patch !


I love climbing !

you can see the rocks were covered in frost today

lots of Ice today

I can run across the water -well ice anyway !!!

its still muddy under the ice !

a lone runner

see if i am careful not break the ice !

my trainers are still clean !

the pike

I use this as a navigation aid when its dark – its the boundary wall between Chorley and Horwich

 that’s better the trainers are covered – my glove marks where the bog came up to ! Don’t tell mum 😉

on the trigg which was covered with frost and ice  – be careful this is not easy !

we went off path

note from dad – this is the terrain that Jake can cover in the dark , please be careful the grass will tire you out and twist your ankle if you get this wrong  -what Jake makes look easy is not !
Note from dad :

Note from dad :this is at Jake’s neck height -we don’t normally go this way  though i am aware of this as a marker and so we keep well away from this area  – please be aware of this  if you have limited  visibility in fog/sleet/dark  ,This has been left in place after the work to upgrade the mast to digital  was  completed  several months ago , 

my dad’s trainer  after one small bog !

I have just got out of one bog which was above one of my knees !

getting out backwards from a bog – my dad is teaching me to self rescue myself from these bogs  !

these don’t look deep but they are !!!

bog marks above my knees on both legs !!

the two lads !
 running down the tramway

4.88 miles per hour including many stops for the ice and saying hello to people !

-3 to 1  today bright and breezy !
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Christmas Eve -Cinema trip and Adam Hill to Holders to Hole Bottom to Two lads on Winter Hill

Posted in Adam hill, Bell Pits, Christmas Eve, fell running, Holders farm, holders plantation, Hole bottom, Horwich, middlebrook retail park, Rivington Pike, TinTin, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Leo is in his push chair – we take this to school every day as its good in all weathers including the snow 🙂

I am pushing the Pushchair today

This is Middlebrook we are going to the cinema to see TinTin
http://www.middlebrook-bolton.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/

we ate out at Mcdonalds as a special treat !
I have lost my front two upper teeth !
http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/

In the Afternoon I went on a run – Adam Hill to Holders Plantation to Hole Bottom to Two Lads – fast run

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/61627478

 

Looking towards the Welsh mountains and Liverpool

Two Lads

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

The mast

these are large stones

Bell pit just below Adam Hill

The masts and a lone cyclist

My dad fell on down into this ! it normally me but you have to be careful

Holders Farm
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/explore-ruined-farmhouse-at-holders.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/06/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/adam-hill-to-holders-plantation-to-two-lads-winter-hill-horwich/

A lone walker just above Holders plantation

this is much more fun that it looks !

the old dam wall at Holders plantation

Hole Bottom Brick and Tile works in the day ! no snow !
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/12/sledging-at-two-lads-and-hole-bottom-on.html
http://www.chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk/page01b.htm
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/walking-the-dean-ditch/

My dads trainer and tracksuit covered in mud as usual ! this is clinker from burning coal

some of old stone slabs in Hole bottom

Looking down from two Lads

the pike

Two lads

the mast from the two lads

racing down from the two lads

trying to find a dry route

Nearly back (two lads and mast )
4.85 mph today better in the day , no snow  or  rain or fog !

Sledging at Two Lads and Hole Bottom on Winter Hill

Posted in Hole bottom, sledging, snow, Two lads, winter hill, winter Tyres with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

we parked at the top car park there was a lot of snow

Note from Dad: Cold weather tyres allow us to get here safely
http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/tire-advice/cold-weather/index.jsp

route taken
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/60974234

 

Me and my sledge

I have to keep my eyes shut to keep the night vision

sledging at Two lads

on top of two lads

Sledging at Hole bottom

My dad Sledging 🙂

Safety :
Black ice on the roads , – 1 to -3 with a small wind chill felt like -5

“Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” and a place of great
beauty and fascination for many of us, we should always be aware of the
hidden dangers at all times, and do all we can to minimise them.
Unfortunately, many of us like the bleakness and solitude of the place,
and often go wandering around on our own – and at times when there is
perhaps nobody else around on the moors – and in the most appalling
weather conditions! Some would call us foolhardy, but this is our choice
and what we choose to do – and we would defend our right to do just this
– so long as we are all aware of the possible dangers and we dress and
equip ourselves to minimise the risks.
In poor weather never underestimate Winter Hill. The bogs really ARE
there. The visibility really CAN vanish totally within 60 seconds. The
body surface temperature plus the chill factor for those unsuitably
dressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite”

http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf
P48

Jake had multi layers on tonight to allow him to safely enjoy the snow ,
do enjoy but take care ,

http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/mountain-advice/mobile-phones
http://www.bowlandpenninemrt.org.uk/safety.htm?

Night Time Navigation Two Lads , Crooked Edge Hill ,Russian Food Night

Posted in Crooked Edge Hill, Hail, Hole bottom, Khalva, Night Time Navigation, poor weather Navigation, Rivington Pike, Russian Salad, Shashlik Caucasian, Siberian Pelmeni, Silva 123 system, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 

 
        
 
    View towards Rivington Pike 
 

 The Mast

 rear reflective stripes

 I had to find my way up to the two lads I was using map and compass
Note from Dad
weather was very gusty although clear driving rain/Hail  in the gusts  3c with high wind chill due to wind and rain , Some of the Gusts measured 45mph , wind 15 to 20 mph, Jake was struggling to move against the wind on top of the two lads ,

Two Lads – I was testing extra layers of clothing tonight , the hail was not nice !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail

 

me navigating from point to point , I found the post ! I was on the way from the two lads to Crooked Edge Hill but the wind was very strong and we were facing the wind and rain which made this difficult,

 the weather was getting back now we were lower down I had to find my way without paths from crooked edge hill back to the road !

 I am making sure that the red needle (N) is kept between two dots, this is difficult sometimes it take practice , my dad just watches me do this and trusts me to get to the place we need to get to !

 
 
Hole Bottom  -looking towards Manchester and Bolton 

 Khalva
http://www.scotlandforvisitors.com/recipes/khalva.php
http://www.internationalrecipes.net/find/Khalva
I didnt like this nor did Evie , Leo loved this ! its a type of pudding ! It has walnuts in it , Leo wasn’t allowed these nuts.

 Siberian Pelmeni
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmeni
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7612/siberian-pelmeni
These are meat dumplings -yummy ! Evie and Leo liked these as well

 This is Russian Salad
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7025/easy-russian-salad
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/member-recipes/Russian%20salad/3645
we used to eat this in the Czech republic i don’t like the Olives but the rest is yummy

 Shashlik Caucasian
http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/asia/russian/00/rec0049.html
http://yulinkacooks.blogspot.com/2006/06/lamb-shish-kebabs-or-caucasian.html
http://www.food.com/recipe/true-caucasian-shashlik-238474
I really liked this !

we are looking at the food , its great to try different foods from other countries

 I liked the Kebabs

 Evie tried the food as well

It was a great meal ,  after my run and the weather it was great !
 
Evie picked out Italy for next week !

Winter Hill Navigation Practice and Spanish food week

Posted in (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats, Gambas Ajillo, Mist, paella, patatas bravas, poor weather Navigation, Spanish Food, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Weather – poor , windy -gusts up to 40 mph ,driving rain ,very poor visibility at times , ideal training for Map and compass for Jake , the route was about Jake following a compass bearing in poor conditions and being  able to get to the correct point with minimum guidance from myself.,Jake corrected the route several times to avoid the Bogs and old shafts  and got to the correct point. Jake is being taught how to navigate in all weathers on winter hill ,as the weather can change dramatically like it did today , it went from  poor weather to almost calm  with good visibility in less than 10 mins  Please be careful , we take a great deal of care and prepare well, Jake was equipped with full waterproofs from head to toe, Jake uses and has spare multiple layers,today Jake switched his head gear from his distinctive spikey hat  to deal with the driving rain ,  his trainers are designed for these conditions and should not be confused with normal trainers , these are locally made and fell running trainers.

Jake has been taught many techniques to reduce windchill and the effects of the weather ,and now does this instinctively , Jake has on him headlamp, emergency led light whistle, mobile phone (fully charged), spare gloves, spare batteries ,extra clothing, GPS tracker, walkie talkie, map, compass, high viz clothing/reflective piping, running strobe lights with 1 mile range. giving him 360 Visibility which is essential in these conditions. he has sweets plus GORP snacks on him.

 

my route

I  used this technique to move around in  the driving rain to protect my eyes , this rain stings and hurts

I can see without loosing visibility due to the rain, I  changed my hat and cover my face to protect my eyes and allow me to see.

the weather was very poor

looking down from the two lads

the weather closes in,

standing on the two lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

this is mals website

I had to find my way on a compass bearing back to the road where the old tramway joins

i use this technique to get  away from the rain and wind , I find the place with the least wind and protect myself from the storm.,

I am learning how to navigate – with a map and compass
http://www.ideal-hiking-equipment.com/compass-navigation.html
http://www.walkingstories.com/page.cfm/page_ID/40/menu_ID/5/title/Wise_Walking

I go from point to point , if you look carefully you can find points to aim for , once you have reached this one you check your compass and aim for the next point. you can use a person to do this , but dad wants me to be able to do this on my own without another person.

I used this section of high grass to aim for  now that I have arrived ,I am looking for the next point,

the weather is getting worse the wind is stronger and is driving the rain harder now

I was looking at my compass and forgot to remember to look at my feet , I slipped and fell down  ,
my dad was there to make sure i was OK before he took the photo I was laughing so much !

one of the old  remains on winter hill

I use this combination of hats and clothing to make sure I stay warm and dry , I have upgraded my coat to winter grade and  a winter grade fleece, I have another two layers  which keep me from overheating and feeling damp

I can run between points ,here I am aiming for a black band of peat .

this made a good point to aim for and road was just past this point,

we ran down the tramway after me taking a safety bearing  though the path is very easy to follow

the top path leading to the tramway was very wet

we raced down the tramway

the weather started to clear  -this is looking towards two lads

I am having a snack i have a pair of gloves which allow me to do this so I can still have my hands covered up.

This is looking towards Bolton

Two Lads

I keep to the side so my trainers don’t wear out so quickly

Lower Rivington reservoir

Bolton were playing at home this is Reebok, they were playing Everton

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15802657.stm
http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/Welcome
http://www.evertonfc.com/home/

Nearly at the car

Every week we are trying food from different parts of the World,
we ate Spanish , this time
patatas bravas, paella, Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats

I love seafood ! Leo liked the potatoes and  liked the Paella, Evie liked the prawns and potatoes,

New Chapel lane to Wallsuches to Fleet street

Posted in ARCON village, Fleet street, Horwich Parish Church, Monkey Puzzle tree, New chapel Lane, Rivington Pike, Wallsuches with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 

New chapel lane

me walking on tha pavement -there isnt a lot of pavement along this road !
you have to be careful on this road

bottom of Georges lane

great name !

Evie showing me the E in her name !

one of the houses for Wallsuches

we watched the swans and geese on the reservoir

the Dam wall

me looking for bugs

Evie in the water -this freezes in the winter
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-chapel-lane-to-bottom-oth-moor-to.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img026281.jpg

Arcon Village

Can you see the bricks , the rest of the house is stone

can you the insect

can you see the Pike ?

this is strange its like a doorway in the wall ?

a strange pool

post – red rose forest
http://www.redroseforest.co.uk/

Ridgmont cematory
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/bolton-archives/archives-indexes/cemetery-registers/#ridgmont
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/bolton-archives/archives-indexes/cemetery-registers/

in the bushes was a stone lined well – tunnel ?

next to Ridgmont house looks almost man made hill ?

this is a very old part of Horwich -Fleet street
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Fleet%20street

one of the houses has 1771

Monkey Puzzle tree !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana

Horwich Parish Church
http://holytrinityhorwich.com/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Trinity_Church,_Horwich

can you see the hawk ?