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, 17 June 2012

Penarth Slate Mine, Carrog, North Wales, fathers day

What a view !

Big thankyou from me  to the person who showed us round !!!
I have to wear Glasses now

we found a tramway rail
note from Dad,
Jake has a high viz layers on , uses Walsh trainers , he has a lot of equipment on him to keep him safe !
please respect the hills, they can bite,  , keep safe please

This is the quarry

the old quarry buildings
looking at my dad

not as good but you can see my dad ! my dad has to carry all the equipment ,

you can see the scale behind me is one of the tips
the old tramway

I met the person who invited me to the mine ! He is called Barry ! I am now in my underground coat ,
this is more robust and more effective than Gortex when dirty and wet , Keela make this !

the old mill cutting machine buildings

old tram cart

the sheep ran away from us all in a line !

they did not like my coat !
here I am
now I have gone !

underground , dont do this unless you have a guide !

a lot of rocks have different minerals in them so shine or have a lot of colours in them

Jake has  a new light thanks to Barry this is very powerful  , it has a 30 hour battery on full, waterproof , Jake has a  emergency light back up which has 72 hours on low light,  food , water, Jake has hi viz. equipment we carry spares to keep Jake warm in the event of issue,
we do this to record the wealth of industrial heritage, in the next few years we will be lucky to see so much due to vandalism and the removal of metal for a few pounds at a scrap dealer , these items have little value other than when  in situ 


wooden plugs were used to check to see if the rocks moved !
Barry told me so much about the history !

so much to see


  1. Hi Jake
    Looks like your dad enjoyed his Fathers day outing

  2. Jake gets invited , it was a great place for Jake , lots of old tramways to follow , just like Indiana Jones ! Jake loves his new glasses and he can run in them.

  3. Nice set of PIC's Jake!
    Was it as much fun as it appeared to be?

  4. Yes it was , the person who showed me round was very kind , great place !