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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

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Rivington Pike to Brown Hill to Back of sportsman's cottage

looking at Leo who is in the back carrier - pike in the background

Lower Rivington reservoir



Leo
wall marks the boundary between Chorley and Horwich

An old bottle top
on the way to the pike over the gate
view towards the mast
http://www.heatherandhillforts.co.uk/index.php/en/about/heather/71-bilberry


Yes I am eating Bilberries !
crooked edge and the two lads






if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !




http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Brown%20Hill
Brown Hill
someone has planted a garden on the side of  river Douglas
River Douglas  
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BThl7R0y9UY/TRdG2sVsEBI/AAAAAAAAA-Q/EgIcg92fWnY/s1600/IMG02866.jpg
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html
http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-walk-up-winter-hill-from-belmont.html




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Douglas
http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200296?term=postcard&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=199&b_start:int=0
http://www.brianherald.co.uk/home/58422_moorland-stream.html
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/



old sheepfold -

Note from Dad Pre-historic swirls?  one distict and one less you can feel the one on left , with two it is unlikely just to be random !

Bell Pit
old mine level or adit
pike in the background this is tough grass for me
yes roly poly time !

video

taking a break !
video





old shaft ? or collapse ?
nothing is marked on the circa 1900 map of the area



http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/rivington-pike-brown-hill-mines-312370/



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington_Pike
http://www.about-cumbria.co.uk/section/6501/winter-hill-boundary-wall/

2 comments:

  1. Great posts as always Jake - very well referenced by you and Dad. Hope to see you and your family up on the hill some time. Our running blog may be of interest to you and your Dad.

    http://www.wfdbwgua.blogspot.com
    NLN

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  2. Just checked your Blog out ,great posts , hope to see you out and about, really good photo's, some of longer runs for the future!

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