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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 September 2010

Cathedral Cave - Little Langdale




Entrance to the Cathedral cave  this tunnel is the longer (100m) of the two entrances

out of the first tunnel .

in the main cave .
This is known as the side window ?
looking up at the central pillar.


central pillar 30m high

This cave is a famous climbing site, people have held part of their weddings here as well ,
map of  cave,

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry -part 3

overlooking the mine -Coniston village in the background


down the slate along the slate track
having a rest



sunbathing -this is a doorway look carefully!

 a very big wheel -part of the slate transport ?

the railway that goes nowhere -nickname railway of doom

in the mine -the torch has 1m candle watts of  power only shows up a small part of the mine


in the big dark mine

video

a video of the trip inside the mine

 exit from mine
looking at the view to Coniston lake  from another railway track


across the slate waste with Coniston in the background
big pieces of slate


view of  Coniston lake , the car park where we parked is just visable


nearly back to the car 

see part 1 and 2 for further details  - of the trip 

Links :



use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun
1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing using ropes , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,


Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 2



sledge for slate ?


this is a metal bucket 30m away
video
a video of  slate quarry 100m deep

entrance to slate quarry


there is a lot of  slate still  here
up the hill to the small mine


mine entrance

me with the big torch ,
mine exit,  tunnel 30m. long ,15m high at end of the tunnel this mine is located at top of route near old man summit

see part 1 and part 3 for further details


Links :


use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun
1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing using ropes , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,


Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 1





this is the youth hostel we stayed at

the view is beautiful

this hill is very hard to run up it became steeper later on !

a old truck?

slate waste-very hard to run up -see the video below!
video




a iron  rope for  moving the slate  



we  followed the iron rope to locate the mine up the mountain - Coniston Old Man
iron pole for sliding and for moving the slate -can you see the rail tracks ?



machine made in Leeds

the first mine site

this is a tunnel ,this was blocked after 40 feet
on top of the first tunnel

Links :



http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/united-kingdom/null/178128558938845890
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/coniston-old-man-mine-299778/


use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun
1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,