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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

Friday, 21 January 2011

around Blue Lagoon ,Wards Reservoir mill race ,Belmont, Winter Hill -3C

Some of these gate posts are carved
overview of Route
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/blue-lagoon-or-wards-reservoir-305434/

running along the frozen path -wire on the boards allows you to run without slipping
sunset over winter Hill mast
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill,_Lancashire

winter Hill masts
reflection in the water ;)
the old bleach works water control see the photo above !
water pipe at bottom of the Mill race
ice on mill race from Ward's Reservoir



video

up the mill race -in this case the bleach works,


Me in Hi vis clothing !
video


overview of  winter Hill Mast and Winter Hill from the Blue Lagoon


route taken
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/blue-lagoon-or-wards-reservoir-305434/

note from dad:
weather Cold , no wind , very icy,
weather between 3 and -3c is probably the most unpredictable and leads to high risk conditions and on the road's as there is varying combination's of water and ice ,
the road leading to this area was covered in patches of both white and black ice  -use cold weather tyres
we were going to combine this run with a climb up the waterfall , the wet black icy conditions meant this was unsafe in the dark -there is always another day :)
we use cold weather tyres and have done so when we lived abroad , I will continue to use them in this country for the following reasons, these are based upon safety , I wouldn't go out fell running or exploring  without the correct equipment, so why  your car ?

this is from the Mercedes site

 benefits are:

  • Reduced braking distance
  • Improved grip to the road for pulling away and cornering
  • Reduced risk of aquaplaning
http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/ownership/winter_campaign/cwt.html

although my car isn't a Mercedes ;)

comments showing the issue of the confusion around these tyres,
http://www.tyrepress.com/News/1/127/21380.html
http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=15193
http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/ownership/winter_campaign/cwt.html
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/260503/winter_tyre_ko_as_big_freeze_hits.html
http://www.etyres.co.uk/bad-weather-tyres

http://briskoda.net/forums/topic/183583-winter-tyres-insurance-at-last-someone-is-listening/
http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/safety/winter-tyres-in-the-uk.html

not clear why the ABI state" but the ABI's advice is to play safe and tell your insurer anyway"
when ABI state 

If anything winter tyres should reduce the accident risk and, by implication, drivers who fit them are likely to be more risk-conscious too.
The major motor insurers have all confirmed that they would not class fitting winter tyres as a material modification and it would not impact on the premium
anyway if you looked at this from a country who uses them without any issues I think you would view this as a  lot of confusion by people who have never used them on their cars, if you do  then you wouldn't use anything else in cold weather 




Hordern: (13th century ‘handran’ and ‘haderan’). Possibly from the Anglo-Saxon ‘heorde’ meaning herd, and ‘hyrne’ meaning a nook or corner.
Belmont: “Fair or beautiful mountain”. Derived from Low Latin ‘bellus’ – fair, beautiful, and ‘montem’ – a mountain.









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