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, 17 November 2012

Visit to German inner Border or Old West East German Border

we were driving and all of a sudden a flock of birds walked across the road ,
we were going to visit a reconstruction re the old German inner border

this is a informational board about the wall ,
Schlagsdorf - a village in the restricted area

a fence panel, it was designed to cut your finger tips if you tried to climb it !

Russian sign
map of the border
watch tower
Border crossing

mines used to kill or maim people who tried to cross
Electric fence
control  strip to help show where people attempted to cross

It was a rainy day

Border observation tower

one type of fence they used

to slow people down very difficult to cross !

guard dog house and wire run to force the dogs to go along the boundary

these were attached to the fence

this ditch was used to stop cars and lorries being used to drive through the fence

used in the water

concrete wall section
early type of fence
more elaborate fence

This is called the patrol road ,