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

Saturday, 29 January 2011

second part of 10 peaks Adam Hill to white Brow to counting Hill to Winter Hill to Noon Hill

see the following routes

Looking towards the Pike from Wildersmoor
Rivington Pike and Two lads(RH)
Bell Pit near Adam Hill
White Brow from Adam Hill,
Winter Hill Mast in the background
on the White Brow
evidence of mine near Knoll at 350m

Running down towards Burnt Edge -350 Knoll on right hand side
Old  animal  feeding trough
old farm house -Holden's plantation
sitting down with Winter Hill Mast in the background
Old Bricks from the  Brickworks
Old Brickworks

 Brickwork's at Hole Bottom
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 Brickwork's at Hole Bottom

Old mine tip
Brown Lowe in the distance
we counted over 60 Bell pits in this area near Holden s Colliery
Two lads in the sunset
Holden's Colliery one of the many Shaft's found here

deep grass difficult to cross very tiring for my legs
Mine Buildings ? found in the line with Bell Pits  in line with Holders Colliery
sunset on Winter Hill temperature had dropped to -3C at this point.
towards counting hill
wall which marks Dean Ditch

Counting Hill

Winter mast
standing on the Trig point  for Winter Hill
Rivington Pike in the distance  ,

note from Dad ,the sun set at this point, we went on  to Noon Hill and Catter nab then back to winter Hill , temperature which was low became very low -5 , Jake was tired at this point we made our way to the car which Jake was glad of ;),_Lancashire

fell running resources

mountain rescue

Friday, 28 January 2011

10 peaks part 1 Rivington Pike- Brown Hill-Crooked edge-two lads

Georges lane  ice run

Rivington Pike -view of Bolton,Horwich ,Chorley and Preston, Winter Hill mast

across a stream

sheep Skull we found - no other Bones ?
me in my hi vis clothing  plus strobe light  plus torch plus a tracker and walkie talkie,

note from dad: a full set of emergency kit is carried by Jake  -  a bivi bag, foil blanket, food,water ,whistle,
he understands how to use this equipment we take his safety very seriously,
Jake has a great deal of experience on this terrain and has been trained to cover this in the dark, sleet and snow,ice , fog ,this environment has many micro climates - we came across still air which dipped to - 6 through to wind of 30 mph  combined with  -2 to -4 gives a very low feel like  factor in less than 150 metres.

this environment is tough what Jake make appear easy is not unless you are equipped  and experienced,

view towards Horwich

view from Two lads -Manchester,Bolton ,Reebok , Middlebrook , Horwich, Chorley

route for part one

Note from dad :
route is poor lots of  fences ,most of route is a   fight to cross  , lots of deep grass, ground was very hard like running over rock , Ice and frozen ice water in the deep bogs and streams
route was undertaken at night , conditions poor - very high wind factor in parts ,
very cold,

you would go on from the Two Lads to Adam Hill which is in part two

Rivington Pike links

Two Lads links

Bolton Mountain rescue