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, 28 April 2012

Engine vein Alderley edge ,Cheshire

 on my way to the Engine Vein
thanks Heather!

 the old workings

 me and Evie
note from Dad>
Evie was not used to being underground but wanted to go and see the copper for the colour , we wanted to give Evie the opportunity , it meant that Jake who is very self confident can be himself and always wears very distinctive hi viz clothing means I can keep a eye on where he is whilst helping Evie ,

 mum and Leo came to say hello

 we are going down into the mine

 This is copper and lead below

 some of the holes people made in the rock
 old drill holes
 the old roof timbers

 Old Roman carved face

Evie found a fungus !
 lead vein

note from Dad
Jake has 360 hi vis strips plus trousers with hi vis so is easy to spot in a group,

 copper stains

 Old mine tub

 the colours are great Evie loved this

 This is from Northern Europe - it came on a glacier !

 on a old tramway

 Old tramway track

 some of the sandstone layers

 Old markings

 Ripple marks

 more copper stains

 a copper waterfall !

Me and Heather , thanks Heather!


  1. It was very nice to meet you Jake!

  2. It was great to meet you as well !
    we really enjoyed this !
    see you soon down a mine ;)

  3. you and Evie look really cool in all your mining gear! hope you are doing well and hopefully see you soon! lots of love, Kate xxx

  4. Hi Kate , I have my own helmet and will soon have my own mining lamp set , Jake

  5. I now have my own lamp set as well :)