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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 http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-or-14-peak-courses-on-winter-hill-by.html

Monday, 27 December 2010

Coal Pit road , Smithills moor , Dean Mills reservoir ,Winter Hill ,Bolton ,snow - visibility and underfoot condition's poor


Note from dad :condition's poor -sleet/rain  , mist reducing visibility down to 2 to 3 metres in places , temperature warm at 1 to 2c , it was dark, moderate wind chill, soft snow clogged the trainers making descents and ascents difficult , Snow had drifted in the wind into some deep drifts , soft snow stuck to clothing increasing the risk of  wetting leading to cold wet clothing,
the snow made really good snowballs !!! note from Jake!



 winter hill mast as we should have seen
 frozen Dean Mills reservoir -as we should have seen


http://about-rivington.co.uk/places-in-britain/location/reservoir-of-dean-mills/winter-hill/lancashire/england/
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/walking-the-dean-ditch/




other end of the reservoir on Smithills moor  as we should have seen
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Bolton at night as we should have seen
 winter hill mast across the reservoir as we should have seen
Old reservoir with breach in the dam wall  as we should have seen winter hill mast  on right

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Up a slope !

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sleet, wind ,darkness and mist reduced visibility to around 2m at this stage , strobe and reflective clothing was essential, this route has a deep ditches, bogs and slopes on both sides


soft snow ,

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loosing my footing -
note from dad : always keep the people you are with  close when you are in poor weather,
this shows the use of reflective clothing and strobe lighting to keep in contact, you need to be aware of the people around you , this weather can disorientate very easily
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Roly poly

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drift walking /running 


Jakes Walsh trainers footprints next to memorial stone to will yo come o sunday 
better Photos !! Better weather ;)




Note from dad :Road was very poor -soft wet snow  next to the ditches ( this is on the right hand side -its 8 around inches deep full of soft mud ) , Coal Pit road  had hard compressed snow - rain on top which had frozen into a black ice  giving the tyres nothing to grip into or onto - when you got out the car you fell over ;)  passable with difficulty with cold weather tyres (winter Tyres) on.

sanoodi route to follow
http://www.halliwell-lhs.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=92
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/smithillshall/smithills-history/smithills-country-park/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolton
http://www.modernhistory.co.uk/xsdbimgs/HistoricHousesNew.pdf

1 comment:

  1. Love the roly poly haha! the weather really was poor that day!

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