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, 11 December 2010

Darwen Moor mines , Turn Lowe, Higher Pasture Barn Farm ?, Joseph Higson Daubhill Brick from Bolton, near Blackburn and Darwen , very misty and -2C

known as  Pasture Barn Farm ruins

Winter Hill with the Fog coming in you can see the plane trails high in the sky - mast is to the right

me on the ice
Note from Dad: most of the route was clear but ice patches on the top were found

iron pipe in the grass -from the Mine?

me looking at the ruins 

a old building
better photo of this type of  Brick
Brick from Joseph Higson Daubhill Brickworks Bolton location of Brickworks,

a metal pipe ?
Note from dad :some aspects of the building were odd for a farm
mist coming in over the mine above the farm ruins - the other half is flooded
in the mist at Turn Lowe,  The mist took 30 minutess to come down across our route making it cold and difficult to see,
me on a capped mine shaft - poor visibility which got worse as it became dark

better day and photo!
another shaft 
old mine shaft and a mine  tip
me doing a roly-poly down the hill - have fun as well !!
Route we took 
history of mines in this area 
About the area around Darwen

see section Section 20 - 21 

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