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, 16 October 2011

Wilderswood to Tigers Clough / Shaws Clough , Tramway investigation



Quick Blog tonight ! 
note from dad : GPS seems to have been out tonight !

off we go

the Pike

Video taken showing the mast and Horwich and the Pike

 Jake can vault a farm gate in a few seconds now even in the dark
 Bricked up entrance , the other side has also been collapsed  to stop you getting in !

can you see the small brick entrance ?
 Yates plastic brick
 the tramway has been built up with stones
 one of the mine drains in Tigers Clough

I have to balance carefully as its a 4 ft drop on one side plus its a stream and slippy !!!

the stream I have to cross is very fast tonight !

crossing another stream in the dark 
 looking around at the View ! we watched the planes as well
through the last fence
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough

crossing the river

Rivington Castle, Just having Fun ! muddy puddles and walking in a stream


Leo get to ride in the back carrier - he is really growing up now !
 me and Evie on the way to Rivington Castle
 we watched a tree creeper on this tree - can you see it ?

 Evie playing in puddles
 Evie and I followed a stream

 I built a dam with leaves ,Mud and stones
 Evie came to help me !
 can you see the Pike ?

 Evie and Me at the Castle

 The mast and the Pike

see the stats for the mast

 we played hide and seek - Evie  is looking for me !
 Lower Rivington Reservoir

Rivington Castle

This is a red Admiral butterfly - Leo liked these - the flowers did not smell nice but the butterfly's and bees and fly's didnt seem to mind !
I liked watching these !

 me and evie went to play  afterwards

 Evie found a tree which i could climb

 Another tree to climb they were wet and slippy - i had wellingtons on so i could not grip the tree well !

 it was nice down next to the water
 can you see the tree roots ?
 Leo was looking at me and Evie playing
 Leo does not like the sun in his eyes !

 this is one of the towers can you see the window ?

 one of  the towers behind a oak tree
 Evie in a puddle !
 Evie is such a show off !

 Leo looking at me and Evie

 Me and Evie breaking the dams we made before !

Leo looking at me when I was talking to him