- 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, 9 October 2010
this is a old farm ? we found on the way
this place is called Higher Hempshaws on the map
a old roof slate
war memorial to a bomber which crashed in WW2 ,I am tidying this up by putting some of the crosses back (above lead mines clough)
I am resting I am getting very tired nearly at the car !
the route we took,
more information re this area
weather very windy, sunny -some tracks plus cross country , It was a long way (4.6 miles) for me !
Friday, 8 October 2010
me in the dark in high visibility clothing
me going into the water tunnel
old mine adit blocked after a few feet !
this water tunnel is blocked always check you can get out the other side!
a small quarry which was used to build the local houses
one water tunnel this is longer of the two tunnels ,caution a lot of fast flowing water!
second water tunnel I fall in this one ! ;)
route that we took -
we followed the stream down - very fast flowing , weather was very windy ,