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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

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Wilderswood in the snow , Horwich , Christmas day walk 0C to -3C

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/gb/rivington/203129323512595105
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 ,
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adit for mine ,
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 iron trough
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 mine building for the main shaft at wilderswood





 shaft -capped
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main colliery  winding buildings
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still blowing cold air - which is warmer than the surrounding rocks melting the snow!
 cabin pit shaft buildings
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 quarry terrace
I love running in the snow


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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


http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/winterhill.htm another mine site
http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/heritagecentre.htm  Horwich Heritage centre
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52990  Horwich history overview

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