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, 16 January 2011

Rivington Chinese gardens,Lever Park,The Pigeon Tower, Rivington

note from dad :family walk to the Chinese gardens ,Rivington

The Bungalow Grounds, locally known as the Chinese Gardens.  These were constructed by Lord Leverhulme on the slopes below the Pigeon Tower.

taken from
can you see round loaf ? to the right is great hill
sites for the round Loaf

building that looks like a turret
the top of another turret !
bathing lake -stone steps lead down into the water
pigeon tower
look at the view
Rivington Pike 

Lever Bridge
ballroom floor
short stairs
long stairs , this place is full of all kinds of stairs leading to different buildings and levels
can you see the R tree ?
the big garden 
a sign about  Rivington terraced garden

Pigeon Tower

links details of the plans held for Roynton Cottage,

Link to the person who designed the  Lever park friends of Lever park

maps of rivington


  1. thank you jake.we are going to visit next week as you make it sound interesting. the pictures are very good. thanks for sharing your experience. good luck to you.marilyn

  2. thnaks Marilyn , We will be around for some of the weekend unless I am down a mine ! hope you enjoy,
    you might want to check out
    or the book is great
    Jakes Dad Simon