Bridge to Helsington
12th February 2011
lot has happened since the last stage. With
hindsight, one can see there were warnings in early
and then late December. Indeed, reference was
made to problems in FW01
However, nothing prepared us for the consequences
of 23rd January. That is the day I had my fit and the
spent just over a week in hospital in varying degrees
of consciousness and comprehension whilst tests were
undergone. By the time I was released, the conclusion
was that I probably had a non-malignant brain tumour.
12th February, I was much more aware and had a reasonable
level of physical ability even if mentally a little
slow on the uptake at times. Given a good weather
forecast, we decided to undertake the next stage of
the Furness Way.
of the negatives of my condition is that am now banned
from driving for the time being. On the other
hand, a benefit is that both Jamie and Emma (plus Luca)
have come home, from Crete and Munich respectively,
to help Margaret look after me. So, today at least,
we had no shortage of chauffeurs!
back down Levens Park
dropped Margaret and me at Levens Bridge and we set
off through the Park on the north side of the River
Kent. At the far end, we turned left and on reaching
the main road, crossed over by the Heaves Hotel entrance,
heading towards Sizergh.
as when when approaching Sizergh
footpath past the cottages led us across the fields
to the Castle car park and cafe where we stopped for
coffee and cakes!
machine in the cafe.....
and the real thing- Sizergh Castle
here, our destination was Helsington Church but rather
than take the direct route, our path lay across the
fields to the west and then up the hill to the church,
a climb I remembered well from the That's Lyth walks
back to Sizergh
view of Helm
Valley team photo
was a lovely late afternoon as we climbed the hill but
sadly, as we reached the church, a cloud obscured the
importantly, however, Jamie was there waiting for us
and the section had been completed without any obvious
adverse consequences, which is greatly encouraging.
climbed in feet:
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