- Jake of Winter Hill
- 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
Friday, 6 August 2010
memorial? update we have found out that this is a Mine shaft which is capped off !
plane crash my great grandad helped in the rescue . very sad!
Links with more details
Thursday, 5 August 2010
other end of tunnel?
what is this?
mine adit bricked up
mine shaft capped off and fenced off
Winter Hill site
Best winter Hill document !!!!
underground in the mines of winter hill
about the fireclay which the brickworks used
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
This is me in front of a old mine or a quarry just in front of the two Lads?
this is a old bell pit behind Two Lads
this is a picture of a bell pit (picture from http://www.tynelives.org.uk/colliery/coliery6.htm)
old mine shaft just down from Two Lads
Winter Hill background
Mine site -the best !
some history behind two lads
Sunday, 1 August 2010
An adit hole for the mine.
Me approaching the water tunnel.
A drawing of the bends in the tunnel.
Today, we also visited the quarry and found 2 closed entrances.
Next week, we will be visiting Rivington or Winter Hill.
link to best mine site and information in this area
Good local heritage site
Good fossil guide to this area