- 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
Saturday, 21 August 2010
This is a metal lamppost. Update Mine Vent ?
This is a doorway see the Sheep ?
This is me just below the Two Lads - Rivington Pike is in the background
The mast in the mist.
This is me on a pile of rocks- one of the Two Lads
weather :wet and cold and misty on times
Link to my route: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/two-lads-295506/
two lads history
two lads history
Monday, 16 August 2010
this is a iron trough
wilderswood main shaft -capped
this hole is blowing very cold air!
Before the water tunnel
GPS Route is online at
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/winterpike.html best mine site Rivington pike,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift_mining what was a drift mine
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders3.html wilderswood mine site
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
Sunday, 15 August 2010
this is a water course that joins together
what is this iron object?.
this is me on the highest point on winter Hill -Trig point
http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=701 winter hill trig point
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2146842 Trig point photo
http://www.britishlichens.co.uk/Aboutthissite.html Lichen identification