This is one Jake’s Favorite runs, This is our first post on here, It is a great privilege to be able to contribute to a website and I do hope you get to know the area and contribute to this site as well!
Now for people who dont know Jake,
Jake has his own Blog and this is taken from his Blog.
here is the link to Original
Jake is 8 years old and has autism , he has been running on Winter Hill for just over a year and active on winter hill for 2 years.
The route here goes from Wilderswood along Georges lane to Pike across the open Moors to the two lads,
This is marked as Intermediate -as it crosses open moor , this rating only applies to day and good condition’s,
This open moor area follows a defined path but does have areas of Bog and areas which are very wet if this is undertaken after rain
There are some other variations , you can take a trip to look at the old mines in Wilderswood or Tigers Clough, you can extend this upto the mast as well
from Wilderswood car park the start
the old mine vent !
the mast – the small dot on the hill to the right are the two lads
looking towards Horwich, wilderswood several old shafts are in this area !
look carefully you can see a line this is the old tramway !
old shaft -see the four posts
looking towards wilderswood and the sportsman’s
climbing towards the pike – Brown hill is to your right here
across the rocks near the top !
can I beat my dad ?
first to the Pike !
can you see the pigeon tower ?
the main path leading to the mast – we will take the path to the two lads on the right as a dark line, the dark areas on the path signify bog/wet patches –
running towards two lads away from the pike
two lads is on the right hand side
the pike is in background
I am between Horwich and Chorley! This a boundary wall one of the few walls which come down this side of the Winter Hill range , it has a boundary stone on Georges lane
this is me on top of the two lads
word of caution :