: Back of Helm
12th October 2014
surprise return of summer? Not quite but a bright
sunny afternoon so just time for a trip round the back
of Helm before returning in time for Margaret to make
being tight, to shorten the journey we parked on the
A65 rather than starting from home. We took the
path along the southern flank of Helm then down to Stang
and Saint Sunday's Beck.
we followed north, through the blubell wood (wrong time
of year) then after a moment's confusion due to me having
lost the map and my new eyes not being able to read
the gps we found the path to Blease Hall. Here
we were greeted by two friendly horses who let us through
and over to Strickley Bridge then at the Beehive we
crossed the fields to Underhelm Farm, past the Air Valves
and Syphon Well that we had seen when Up the Pipeline
From the bridle path there is a permissive path
that climbs up through the wood to the Back of Helm
then turned left, intending to return along this road,
we soon came across a gate offering a climb up to the
Helm ridge. It being a beautiful afternoon, it
was too good an opportunity to miss.
good in all directions, just a slight haze. Fact.
being very productive. Not.
it's us taxpayers subsidising the wretched things to
conquered, we returned home bang on the dot of 4 p.m..
Granny's tea would not be delayed, nor her wrath incurred.
Don, Sunday 12th October 2014
5.5 miles, height 707 feet
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