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Wilderswood to Two Lads to Winter Hill mast Brickworks to River Douglas

Posted in Bell Pits, fell running, Historic Horwich, Horwich, Old brickworks, Old mine, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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on the way from wilderswood

the Pike

The mast in the mist -two lads is to the left

 http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2069
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/c/cinnabarmoth.aspx
http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/nature/pictures/large-insects.asp?pic=117
cinnabar month

on the way to Two lads

wet -switched to waterproof Hat

on top of the two lads

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on the way to the mast

 http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill%20mast



we came across a wall next to this 3 bell pits

on of the bell pits

on the mast road

on the way down from the mast

the old brickworks

the old brickworks at the back of the mast

a old sink – they used to make these here

very interesting moss

very wet between the mast and River Douglas

This route was very wet today – this goes from the mast to Rivington Pike

nearly into the deep bog !

crossing a stream

I wanted to take this home -dad wouldn’t let me !

River Douglas 
https://jakeofwinterhill.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img028661.jpg


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html






quick break!

This is the water tunnel next to Brown Hill 

another rest !

 Lower Rivington reservoir


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if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !





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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

 

 

 

Two lads , Rivington, Winter Hill ,Horwich sledge and Roly poly -4C Snow 3 inch to 3ft

Posted in Adam hill, Crooked Edge Hill, fell running, Horwich, Ice, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Rivington, Rivington Castle, Rivington Pike, snow, Two lads, White Brow, Wilder's moor, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

 

temperature good at start , the wind picked up and the chill factor became more intense dropping the feels like temperature another 4C

GPS failed to track for part of the route,but approx just under 2 miles

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/two-lads-winter-hill-in-snow-304326/

 

 

sledging down the road

climbing up the snowdrift

the mast is in the distance as we go up to Two Lads

Adam hill and White Brow

Wilderswood and Wilder’s moor

 

 

 

 

me climbing up after sledging down the hill

me doing a roly-poly

 

 

the mast from Two Lads

Rivington Pike ,Brown Hill and Crooked Edge Hill

 

on top of Two Lads

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads?updated-max=2010-12-12T17:54:00Z&max-results=20


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sliding down on the sledge

 

this was really fast

where the wind has blown the snow. It looks like sand

 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html

about the two Lads

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

good background to this area

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jed/latest_walk29.htm

good local walking site

http://www.mypennines.co.uk/west-pennine-moors/walks/310510.html

another local walking site

http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/rivington-pike/

Good Walking site

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=news#3370

recent incident on sledging

Note from dad : you have to careful – these slopes had very deep snow and soft landings where we went , there are rocks hidden under the snow in other parts of these slopes , please be careful

-Jake spent a lot of time learning how to up and down deep snow slopes safely, also how to enjoy himself  safely , there is always a trade off of undertaking more extreme forms of outdoor activities (for a 7 year old) and  safety, have fun but do this safely,

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/20/best-and-worst-sledges

this link taken from the Bolton Mountain rescue article above