- Jake of Winter Hill
- 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, 5 May 2012
Note from Dad ,we take a risk based approach , the mine has at least two levels plus one large cavern, tunnels are in good condition but there have been recent rock falls which is as far as we went , though both passages were still very much open , this was just a taster for Jake for the slate mine trip
we were due to go down another large mine the next day and Jakes mum, Evie and Leo were waiting outside!
I enjoyed this
You can see a tramway to a unknown mine
you can just see the waste tips from the quarries above - Oakely plus old railway line cuttings
My dad went to see the railway lines these are the narrow gauge and standard gauge tracks
we started off here and went around a mile across the slate gaining height !
My dad showed me how to cross this we went up around 200 meters then we went across
I found lots of old metal from the quarries above
Note from dad- this shows the angle, distance and height we went to get to the old steps !
note from dad this is around 70 decrees !
This is a through tunnel and not a mine!
the through tunnel ! not a mine !
all the buildings had a tunnel under them ?
Note from Dad this shows you the height of the slope and one of the techniques Jake uses to get down !
I really enjoyed this !!!!!!!!!!!
me running down the hill it took me a lot longer to get up the hill !