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

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Horwich heritage center and -Rivington pike/winter hill

I went to see the Horwich heritage centre -
this is a model of HMS Hood

Here is a mode of  the Horwich locomotive works
I saw the back of the these from Red Moss

a model of a old tram , these used to go to Horwich from Bolton
I just love this 

its great you can pull and learn about all the levers !
These Bricks are made in Horwich we have found some when we have been out exploring
you can see the map of the tramway on the left

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, 
taken from

My run on Winter Hill ,

4.78 miles
conditions very wet underfoot plus moving across tussock grass and driving rain in the dark


Lower Rivington reservoir
Winter Hill mast

just taking a rest
two lads and Brown Hill from the path to the Pike
brown Hill ,two lads
 thanks to JtE for showing me this !

my size 4  I am testing these out

Note from dad : Jake normally uses  PB junior trainers , we are using winter grade socks

can you see the Reebok ?
I enjoy the view

The mast from the Pike
the pike
can you see the carving ?
crossing between the pike and the mast  near the river Douglas  -its starting to get dark

note from dad : we are testing winter equipment and hi vis strobe lighting
here Jake is crossing is a stream , you can see a walkie talkie, Jake has a mobile phone plus a gps tracker,
Jake has a torch,whistle plus spare torch , he has two strobe lights on

what weather we can have !

Note from Dad : the weather closed in , the rain became driving and cold , almost sleet at one stage,
Jake was testing a new coat today in what turned out to be poor conditions,
Winter Hill can bite !  we had chosen this route to get used to poor underfoot conditions in low light conditions  which are very tiring ,  this is very tough for Jake  , Jake  is used to this  the terrain  and is fully equipped  ,we were testing his winter wet grade kit with a set of  spare layers to take this to cold wet weather ,   visibility was reasonable.

the mast in driving rain !