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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

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wilderswood to Tigers Clough or Shaws Clough , Rivington, Chorley/Horwich

Note from Dad:
Jake has extra layers on due to risk of getting wet, he has a bum bag on, keeping extra kit  in,
Lower Rivington reservoir 
Fast decent
I turn right here towards the old colliery
can you see the pike - i stopped off here for some Blackberries
Reebok stadium in the background , left hand side is wilderswood 
between two old hedges
Pike cottage , winter hill mast and old mine workings  taken near Ormstons Farm
Old tramway down to the old brickworks
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough

crossing the river

i had to be careful , but i could run faster than my dad across this
down some slippery rocks
up the muddy steep bank
across river Douglas
the old dam

"Note: Richard Pilkington and Thomas Nightingale had created a dam and mill at what is now known
as Tigers Clough; its remains are still there. Richard Pilkington is ancestor of the Pilkingtons Glass
family". Taken from the site below
W M Fletcher and sons Horwich Bricks

we looked for the source of the bricks , they were in the stream but we could not find any more upstream ?
we rescued some frogs !
old water storage

Tigers clough or Shaws clough waterfall
not quiet 5 mins from Boltons wanderers !

through  the woods
down a slope
Old mine track
up another slope
down another !
old bridge for the mine
crossing a fence

looking towards some old mine remains
Old mine track ?
Roly poly
towards the water tunnel - Georges lane at the top
it was full of iron coloured goo !
Rivington Pike in the background, the boundary stone between Horwich and Chorley 
running back from pike cottage to wilderswood


  1. I like the name Tigers Clough.

  2. extract from Dave Lanes book
    Near to the bleachworks (believed to have been just downstream from it
    below the footbridge) and owned by the works owner, there was an
    alehouse managed at one time by a Mr Brindle. This seems to have been
    no ordinary alehouse for it was not only unlicenced but sold mainly
    illegally brewed alcoholic drinks (it was known locally as a “hush shop”).
    Mr Brindle was obviously not afraid of offending the authorities, for he
    commissioned a local artist to paint a sign for the drinking establishment
    and this sign was decorated with the heads of two tigers. This is believed
    to be why the clough is locally referred to as Tigers clough and not by its
    “official” name of Shaw’s clough
    I agree a great name !