About Me

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

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wilderswood to Rivington pike old mine ,water tunnel 4 miles

me in the wood
raspberries !

jumping over a fallen tree
down to the stream

main collery shaft no 1 wilderswood the shaft (capped) is in front of this

can you see the tramway ?
one of the horses
we will have to take a look at this !
Brown Hill
the pike

A fast beetle
behind the pike the sun was setting

I could see Blackpool tower from here
old pipe feeding the water tank

T&G Higson Halliwell (part of Bolton)
found in the middle of the moors  part of the water tank - Lord leverhulme's Rivington's garden -

old leval

can you see the old mine
this was narrow -it was wet dark and full of spiders !

note from Dad This is narrow and even jake had to crouch and shuffle along - it was worse for me
looking out for spiders !

video's from the water tunnel

Pigeon tower details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park friends of Lever park

maps of rivington

Lower Rivington reservoir

just below brown hill
on our way back we gave directions to some people who were looking for the pike !

The pike at sunset brown hill has the trees on it to the left
the sunset had a orange glow to it - making me look Orange !

see !


  1. I have just been catching up with your recent posts. Its good to see you are out and about enjoying the summer.

    All the best

  2. Steve Thanks for following the Blog ,Jake is looking forward to trips to day trips to the Lake district , one week in Holland on the coast and one in Belgium near Bastogne. Like your post regards Simon

  3. Jake I did not know you did exploring up rivington , one of the things I would love to do but never got the time, glad to see your getting about and becarecul out there , theres alot of mines.

    From jason , worked at your school take care :)

  4. It is a great place , the mines are long term sealed up, we are always careful on the hills, Thanks for commenting on My blog, Jake