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, 25 June 2011

Travel to Beekse Bergan, Beekse Bergen, Eurotunnel, Hilvarenbeek, North Brabant

Eurotunnel watching films on our DS
off we go
white horse Cheriton hill

Me and Leo in Lille

Me and Evie going to the Playground
one of the playgrounds we could play on

I just love these
Evie on one bridge and Me on the other
Playing on the Beach they have there on the roundabout
one of the fast rides - water ride
me again !
me and Evie on the cars
we're at the front

small boats which you paddle
me on a boat weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Hiding ;)
m me o o on a s s s slide brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre!
this is how tall this slide is
I'm  on a swing weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

On a Pony
a goat -leo is asleep again !
on the cars
On the Boat back to the mobile home 
on the Boat from the beach to the swimming pool

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Czech tent and Wilderswood to Tigers clough to Pike cottage via Old mine ways, Rivington, Horwich

chopped down trees at Wilderswood , Rivington Pike in the background
"In 1513 Richard Urmston was granted land in Horwich by John Barton of Smithills. This is now known as Ormstons Farm. Near the farm is a small bridge, a tramway once ran under this bridge and supplied the John Crankshaw pipeworks lower down the hill with coal and clay mined higher up the slope. The pipeworks was known locally as the "Klondyke" but was demolished in the 1980's, there is now a housing estate on the site"
"There were coal mines in the area mentioned in the 16th century documents, with many more developing in the 19th century. As well as coal, seams of dry clay were drawn and supplied works making bricks, and sanitary ware. Crankshaw's pipeworks, whose mine was known as Klondyke, closed down in 1961. A new housing development now stands on the site"

rails from the tramway
looking up the Hill at the tramway 
looking down the tramway  we went in to Tigers clough next
one of the old dams in Tigers Clough / Shaw’s Clough?

"The clough at that time housed a bleachworks, a drinking establishment
and with a brick and pipe works nearby along with a coal mine just higher
up the hill"

"The bleachworks mentioned above, was known as Knoll Bleachworks
and lay on both sides of the river, where some of the remains can still be

crossing the river

always be careful when crossing rivers like this  -River Douglas
old reservoir 

top of the reservoir 

strange brick square in the river bed -two pipes led from this 

one of the pipes
old mine crossing -bridge
in between the crossing point
bridge ?
old iron pipe found upstream did not lead anywhere around 1.5 meters long ?
another mine path
old shaft vent pipe 
water tunnel 

two videos from inside the water tunnel 
out the other side -change of clothing and use of drying technique allowed me to become warm and dry again
Rivington Pike in the background and Pike cottage 
strange but this was all woods before but great view of the Rivington pike

Anglie - or the Czech word for England , this tent was exported  to england ,
I used to live in the Czech republic in Prague/ Praha

playing our DS
Relum Tent from the Czech republic - Czechoslovakia

Me and Evie

my route