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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

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

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 !!!


video


the stream I have to cross is very fast tonight !

crossing another stream in the dark 
video
 looking around at the View ! we watched the planes as well
through the last fence 

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html
Jakes blogs on Tigers or Shaws Clough 
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Tigers%20Clough
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12060.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)

crossing the river
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Douglas
http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200296?term=postcard&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=199&b_start:int=0
http://www.brianherald.co.uk/home/58422_moorland-stream.html
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/


http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/rivington/robbers-graves.htm
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a35d1e23-ce51-40a4-b558-bce138ad494b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington
http://rivington.byethost14.com/doku.php?id=shaws-clough-lancashire

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 ?
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/t/treecreeper/index.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Treecreeper
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tree+creeper&hl=en&rlz=1C1AVSW_enGB374GB377&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FjubTsqzNoaX8QOVmYjUBQ&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=709
http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/treecreeper.htm
http://www.birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/treecreeper.asp


 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 ?
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Rivington%20Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/01/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-to-crooked.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/07/rivington-pike-to-brown-hill-back-of.html
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-lads-to-rivington-pike-and-back.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington_Pike
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
http://www.manchesterscountryside.com/site/attractions/attraction-results/rivington-pike-p129431


 Evie and Me at the Castle

 The mast and the Pike

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20hill%20mast



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_transmitting_station
http://www.aerialsandtv.com/winterhilltx.html
http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/winterhill/index.php
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/Index.htm




see the stats for the mast
http://www.thebigtower.com/live/WinterHill/131P20600705070.htm

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

video
Rivington Castle


 http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=atalanta
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=red+admiral+butterfly&hl=en&rlz=1C1AVSW_enGB374GB377&biw=1280&bih=709&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ekCbTujVJ4am8gOVqaSOBw&ved=0CE0QsAQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_atalanta
http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/Butterfly/32/Butterfly.html?ButterflyId=43
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_admiral

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