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, 2 July 2011

Wilderswood mine trail ,Montcliffe,Rivington ,Horwich

small yellow and black ladybird
just looking at the grasses

old gatepost

old mine level

old water pipe from the pond or mine ?

by the old entrance to the mine still blowing cold air
down towards cabins pit

winter hill mast in the distance
the owners showed me a very gentle old horse - he loved polo mints
old level and tramway
old mine drain?
one of the old rail s
the old tramway bridge - rails
me on a bridge across the tramway
this bridge was reinforced by iron rails
the pike
looking for grasshoppers

me holding a grasshopper

Bell pit
one of the levels
the mast from wilderswood two lads

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wilderswood to Two Lads to Winter Hill mast Brickworks to River Douglas

 on the way from wilderswood

the Pike
The mast in the mist -two lads is to the left
cinnabar month

 on the way to Two lads
wet -switched to waterproof Hat
on top of the two lads

on the way to the mast

we came across a wall next to this 3 bell pits
on of the bell pits

on the mast road
on the way down from the mast
the old brickworks
the old brickworks at the back of the mast

a old sink - they used to make these here
very interesting moss

very wet between the mast and River Douglas
This route was very wet today - this goes from the mast to Rivington Pike
nearly into the deep bog !
crossing a stream
I wanted to take this home -dad wouldn't let me !

River Douglas

quick break!
This is the water tunnel next to Brown Hill 
another rest !

 Lower Rivington reservoir

if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !