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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

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Holden's Colliery ,Smithills shooting hut, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill

http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/west-pennine-moors/lovely-day-for-a-walk/
http://www.lostockac.co.uk/diary/wednesday-3rd-march-2010-head-torch-run/
two sites with routes in this area
http://www.justusuk.com/2009/11/will-yo-come-o-sunday-morning.html
this give's some history to this key access point,

route we took
http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/bolton/2394443038

weather : OK 6c to 4C ,this was a discovery walk looking for a colliery
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html




http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_BThl7R0y9UY/TRjtsORMYmI/AAAAAAAAA_o/uUUD5AvUWu8/s1600/IMG03002.jpg
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/coal-pit-road-smithills-moor-winter.html
the same area in snow

looking at the icicles
me , My sister and my mum
Smithills shooting hut
on the way to the mast
millstone grit -looking at the name on it !
looks like a old mill stone unfinished  ? next to a quarry 

Bell Pit 
another waste tip
doorway to Holden s Colliery
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Winter_Hill_Mines.html overview site
old walls Holden s Colliery
overview Holden s Colliery site
Holden s Colliery pits/shafts
Holden s Colliery main path is to the left with dean mills reservoir in the top left 
mine waste - or shale with coal pieces in it  near Holden's colliery
http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england6.html
Ormrods Bolton Brick -found  next to winter Hill mast
Looking at icicles
Old shaft near winter hill  mast square in shape -grey fences behind are the winter hill support cables
across the moor
the other winter hills towers
Roly Poly 
note from dad take care on the Hills 

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