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 December 2010

Wilderswood in the snow , Horwich , Christmas day walk 0C to -3C
weather good , small family walk
 old gate post at start of Wilderswood
 sledging again
Rivington pike from wilderswood
 deep snow
 ice river
I had been down this the other day , the river goes into one of the water tunnels which is blocked ,

adit for mine ,

 iron trough

 mine building for the main shaft at wilderswood

 shaft -capped
main colliery  winding buildings
still blowing cold air - which is warmer than the surrounding rocks melting the snow!
 cabin pit shaft buildings

 quarry terrace
I love running in the snow

me back at the car ,
note from dad:Two lads is to the left , Georges lane in the snow , the compact snow made it easier to drive on as the road is normally heavily potholed another mine site  Horwich Heritage centre  Horwich history overview

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