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

Friday, 8 April 2011

Two lads to Rivington Pike and back again

be careful on the cattle grid !
on the way to the two lads
sunset at Two lads
looking at the view over Bolton
the mast from the Two Lads
sunset looking towards Rivington Pike -can you see the Pike ?
between the mast and the pike
running towards the pike
Pigeon tower from the pike
Rivington pike -looks like i am nearly as tall as the mast , standing on the edge of the hill
Bell Pit below Rivington pike  
down from the pike towards brown hill 

can you see me ?
up from the dog hotel !
looking back to the Pike 

across the cattle grid

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

Monday, 4 April 2011

Belmont to New chapel Lane 4.3 miles

Belmont: “Fair or beautiful mountain”. Derived from Low Latin ‘bellus’ – fair, beautiful, and ‘montem’ – a mountain.

old controls for lower height reservoir 

settling tank for the water supply 
controls for the release of the water 
Fibre  optic cable underground 
spring reservoir 
on the route of the winter Hill
overlooking Belmont 
Old mines  NE of Winter Hill mast 
on the way to the two lads - mast in the background
Two Lads -day was grey top of the mast in cloud 
running towards Wilderswood -we turned right to go down to Wilderswood 
Wilderswood -Montcliffe 
Yates Horwich Brick
Yates Plastic Brick from Horwich