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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, 12 November 2011

Two Lads, meeting with Mal and kite flying -Clare's Birthday

The route we took 






    
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Note from dad:
Jake has been ill for two weeks , so we are keeping things low key at the moment,



Me and Evie
 looking towards Horwich


 They have repaired the fence -
 can you see the pike ?

 the Two lads
 the Reebok stadium, Blackrod
 I met Mal Frith who writes the following web site
http://justramblingon.co.uk/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115067517513197991613/posts



Evie playing with Brett and Sam can you see the stick ? we found this later !
 Can you see me ? there are some people collecting mushrooms ! can you see the Pike ?
 Mal  going back


 some of the mushrooms we saw

 Two Lads -Evie just climbing up

 Evie on one of the smaller ones



Jumping down



 Me and Evie taking a diffrent path to dad and Leo ,I am helping Evie cross safely

 can you see the pike it was very beautiful sunset
 the sunset

 you have to be careful , dad had checked this out before !
there is a lot of water going down here but it is not flooded ,
 this is blocked
 on the same line of shafts
 the mast
 I ran ahead to look at the Kites
 Clare came up here to celebrate her birthday what a great idea !
 they were flying three kites
 Clare is on the two Lads -it was her birthday !


 this is Evie flying the Kite,
Note from dad :thankyou very much for letting Evie fly the Kite !
we all wished Clare a happy Birthday !
 Evie flying the kite , I did not want to fly the kite !
what a great view and sunset ! fantastic to have a birthday  treat up here !
 looking at the sunset
we found the  the stick that Brett and Sam were playing with !
 its getting dark now !

The mast lights !


I would not recommend wellington boots  for this walk , Jake and Evie are very used to this and wanted to spend prolonged time splashing in the mud , please be careful  ,   

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Horwich Fireworks from Adam Hill,Horwich

 we wanted a good view from the top of the Hill !
note from dad  because Jake did not like the noise we went on top of the hill to allow us to see a display without the loud noise ,
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt59095.html
http://affect.media.mit.edu/pdfs/09.Morris-thesis.pdf
http://autisticadventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/noise-sensitivity-for-children-with.html
 It was cold standing at the top of the hill and it was windy !
 looking down on Horwich
http://www.hrmicc.com/home/ is the firework display i came to see
Horwich is where I live
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich



 we had some hot chocolate and some snacks


 my dad had taught me to keep warm by dropping height and useing the heather to keep out of the wind so i became warm

I am keeping my eyes shut for the flash !
video
the fireworks were great ,
this is just a small part of the them ,
i hope one day to be able to watch them close up !