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

Friday, 6 August 2010

Winter Hill-memorials part 1

memorial? update   we have found out that this is a Mine shaft which is capped off !
scotsmans stump sad !
"In memory of
George Henderson
Native of Annan, Dumfrieshire
Who was barbarously
Murdered on
Rivington Moor
At noonday Nov 9th 1838
In the 20th year
Of his age"

links with more histor

plane crash my great grandad helped in the rescue . very sad!

Links with more details

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Winter Hill - Brickworks,mines (part one)

brickworks tunnel?


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

Two Lads near winter hill

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

old mine shaft just down from Two Lads

Winter Hill  background

Mine site -the best !

some history behind two lads

Sunday, 1 August 2010

More exploring at Wilderswood

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