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, 30 July 2011

Quecha Tent sleep over

me and Evie watching a film-Sammie's adventures about a turtle 
enjoy the film.

Note from dad : Lavender to put the bugs off

Note from Dad the Quechua tent T6.2

 camp fire we collected wood  for the fire - my mum cooked me a banana with chocolate in it ! on the fire

me asleep 

Wilderswood , Horwich family walk

Leo exploring on my dads back
mine adit - this is blocked after a few feet very damp and wet and full of mud !
can you see the pike ? we are going to look at the dragonflys on the pond
walking towards Ormstons farm

old mine workings

 one of the horses -sign says do not feed
 Leo with his hat on this walk he kept on taking it off

 Leo on the walk - i picked his hat up several times
me and Evie stroking a horse

the mast and the old tramway
mine adit - this is dry but blocked after a few feet - goes towards cabin pit but does not link up ;)
this area has been felled
Evie hiding ;)

my first blog a year ago

route taken

Hide and seek at Rivington Castle, Rivington, Horwich

Leo the cutest boy in the world!
a castle turret
the old gate house
we played hide and seek

we are all going to hide in this part
hiding in another part of the castle
off to the other part
Leo asleep
having a picnic
me and Evie playing hide and seek
walking back to the Rivington barn
nice and cool in the shade
Evie hiding in her hat !

what a nice day for a walk
running off -Evie can run fast !
the pike
the go ape at Rivington barn 

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wilderswood to Rivington pike old mine ,water tunnel 4 miles

me in the wood
raspberries !

jumping over a fallen tree
down to the stream

main collery shaft no 1 wilderswood the shaft (capped) is in front of this

can you see the tramway ?
one of the horses
we will have to take a look at this !
Brown Hill
the pike

A fast beetle
behind the pike the sun was setting

I could see Blackpool tower from here
old pipe feeding the water tank

T&G Higson Halliwell (part of Bolton)
found in the middle of the moors  part of the water tank - Lord leverhulme's Rivington's garden -

old leval

can you see the old mine
this was narrow -it was wet dark and full of spiders !

note from Dad This is narrow and even jake had to crouch and shuffle along - it was worse for me
looking out for spiders !

video's from the water tunnel

Pigeon tower details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park friends of Lever park

maps of rivington

Lower Rivington reservoir

just below brown hill
on our way back we gave directions to some people who were looking for the pike !

The pike at sunset brown hill has the trees on it to the left
the sunset had a orange glow to it - making me look Orange !

see !