About Me

Winter Hill ,Horwich, UK
About Me Jake ,I am 11 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! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry -part 3

overlooking the mine -Coniston village in the background

down the slate along the slate track
having a rest

sunbathing -this is a doorway look carefully!

 a very big wheel -part of the slate transport ?

the railway that goes nowhere -nickname railway of doom

in the mine -the torch has 1m candle watts of  power only shows up a small part of the mine

in the big dark mine

a video of the trip inside the mine

 exit from mine
looking at the view to Coniston lake  from another railway track

across the slate waste with Coniston in the background
big pieces of slate

view of  Coniston lake , the car park where we parked is just visable

nearly back to the car 

see part 1 and 2 for further details  - of the trip 

Links :

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun
1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing using ropes , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,


  1. Oooh that mine looks a bit spooky but I bet it was very exciting!!

  2. Wow that is amazing I felt like I was there with you. What a brave boy.