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, 20 May 2012

Two Lads, Tramway , Mines, Hole Bottom and Winter Hill

 Hmm someone has attached a mast to the two lads
The main tunnel from Wilderswood to Winter Hill mine tunnel complex is supposed to Just pass  the two lads  according to Dave lane 

 me and Evie in front of Rivington pike

Reebok stadium
you find a lot of old mine evidence here ,
This was one of my first post a picture of cabin pit !
 me and Evie on our way to two lads

 looking at the settling tank

 I normally run across this , bit more difficult in wellies

 Evie loves to look around
 Evie was looking at the cotton grass

 This the area around the buildings the site of Montcliffe colliery, there were two shafts linked by a tramway, nothing remains of this now,  

 I am ruining up to the two lads ,I asked the person who he was  talking to , he said he was talking on a radio !
which i knew anyway !
 Evie and I on top of the two lads

 off again !I can see Mals car
 note from dad- Jake is visible we have tested this coat at night ,high viz strips means 360 reflective viz with high viz patches ,
both Jake and Evie are very familiar with this area, both are wearing high performance kit, both have firefly strobes and whistles on them ,both can have GPS locators on them, Jake has map and compass on him and knows how to use this in all weathers, Jake was carrying a walkie talkie , Evie was always within 50 to 100 metres of me ,

 Evie went across the Bridge I jumped across the water !

 there was a lot of cars today  , some did not want to slow down for the walkers on this road !

 Mals web site !
 the tramway ! here Coal and fireclay was taken down from one of the levels,

 This is the area where the tramway changed direction into the mine ,

 sometimes Evie likes to see what she can find among the moss

 I wonder what these are ?

 This area is full on old bell pits
 you can just seen the mounds this area has over 60 Bell pits !
 water collection
 Winter Hill mast
 Old adit bricked up
 This is in line with the manhole covers

 Phillipson of Bolton Brick

we send in new pictures of Bricks to this site !
 nice patterns
 Lichen this colour means good air quality

 you can find a lot of Bell pits , this also links up with Holden colliery ,
 you can see some of the original water channel work

 hole bottom
Old Brickworks

 old Kiln for making Bricks

 for the water ?

 where they made the Bricks
 they used fire clay sometimes they mined the fire clay as well

 me and evie are looking for things we found old sinks and roof tiles and lots of insects !Evie found some rocks with a lot of patterns on them
 we found this !

 Hole Bottom and the mast
 a mouse hole !
 Roof or wall cap ?

 GPO cover

 The Two Lads or Three!
 Red moss,_Greater_Manchester

here you find tramways with Coal on them ?

 odd rocks not sandstone seemed more like limestone?
 view towards North Wales with the pike and the two lads
 Pike , Two lads and the mast
back towards the start