: Recuperation Scar!
was certainly a different feel to the planning of this
outing, if not in its execution.
me, it was an important part of my recuperation following
my fit in January and pending the full identification and
treatment of the cause. I was not the only one
has been following our exploits for a long time and
had intended to join us before too long. Having
suffered a stroke at the beginning of the year, he was
now in rehabilitation mode and itching to get out with
had been busy moving houses and neither Bryan nor Tony
had been particularly active in recent weeks leaving
Philip as probably the fittest of the group, fresh from
sunning himself in the West Indies (no doubt in rather
met up at Stanís new address in Levens and set off through
the village where there were several strange sights
including an abandoned tractor that Tony coveted and
a house of convenience. Or should that be conveniences,as
there were several toilets to be seen surrounding the
covets the tractor
house of convenience
path to Brigsteer
the far end we passed a delightful open slurry pit before
heading through woods and fields to Park End Farm which seems to specialise
in strange sheep and ancient tractors- at least twelve
could be seen dotted around the farm buildings.
and ancient tractor
We gained a bit of height before continuing through
the woods to Brigsteer and beyond to Barrowfield Farm. The
ascent of the Scar from here is short but reasonably
steep and I was pleased at how well all the group coped.
Lyth Valley from Scout's Scar
could have begun our return at the top but all agreed
that we should aim for our original objective of the
Mushroom Shelter for lunch.
achieved, it was a gentle stroll back along Scout Scar and
then past Helsington Church, eventually to drop back
down into Levens and recuperation on Stanís balcony
had gone well.
17th February 2011
wife of occasional BOOTboy
Robert and who lives in Levens, wrote to say
All the infamous beauty spots at start of your outing
are well known and much loved by our family.
In fact, the tractor featured in the celebration
years ago of Henry and Lizzie's engagement. His
friends from uni came up and threw them a surprise party
. After an evening of frolicking in the local hostelry,
one young man lost himself on the way home to our house.
Concerned residents searching for him phoned him
on his mobile and finally roused him from a "peaceful"
slumber when he explained - rather emotionally - that
he didn't know where he was but he appeared to be in
a tractor!! And your pictured tractor is exactly
where he was located!!
has subsequently identified the strange sheep, thanks
to his secretary (a sheep farmer's
daughter from Bannisdale). They are called Zwartbles
sheep. For more information about this breed see
17th February 2011
climbed in feet:
Scar, Helsington Scar
Don, Philip, Roger, Stan, Tony
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