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

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Holden's Colliery ,Smithills shooting hut, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill
two sites with routes in this area
this give's some history to this key access point,

route we took

weather : OK 6c to 4C ,this was a discovery walk looking for a colliery
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 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
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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