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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 http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-or-14-peak-courses-on-winter-hill-by.html

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Wilderswood mine trail ,Montcliffe,Rivington ,Horwich

small yellow and black ladybird
just looking at the grasses

old gatepost

old mine level

old water pipe from the pond or mine ?

by the old entrance to the mine still blowing cold air
down towards cabins pit


winter hill mast in the distance
the owners showed me a very gentle old horse - he loved polo mints
old level and tramway
old mine drain?
one of the old rail s
the old tramway bridge - rails
me on a bridge across the tramway
this bridge was reinforced by iron rails
the pike
looking for grasshoppers

me holding a grasshopper

Bell pit
one of the levels
the mast from wilderswood two lads

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trail-311592/
http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/to-the-wilderswood/
http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/europe-trails/trails-europe-united-kingdom/trail/rivington/prd_167366_4539crx.aspx
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/dogs/page/3/







Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wilderswood to Two Lads to Winter Hill mast Brickworks to River Douglas

 on the way from wilderswood

the Pike
The mast in the mist -two lads is to the left
 http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2069
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/c/cinnabarmoth.aspx
http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/nature/pictures/large-insects.asp?pic=117
cinnabar month


 on the way to Two lads
wet -switched to waterproof Hat
on top of the two lads
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on the way to the mast
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we came across a wall next to this 3 bell pits
on of the bell pits

on the mast road
on the way down from the mast
the old brickworks
the old brickworks at the back of the mast






a old sink - they used to make these here
very interesting moss

very wet between the mast and River Douglas
This route was very wet today - this goes from the mast to Rivington Pike
nearly into the deep bog !
crossing a stream
I wanted to take this home -dad wouldn't let me !

River Douglas 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BThl7R0y9UY/TRdG2sVsEBI/AAAAAAAAA-Q/EgIcg92fWnY/s1600/IMG02866.jpg


http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/12/rivington-pike-rivington-horwich-bell.html










quick break!
This is the water tunnel next to Brown Hill 
another rest !

 Lower Rivington reservoir

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