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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sun 3 May - Scout Scar and Brigsteer

Start Point: Start at the Parish Church of St John, Helsington at 10.30 hours. The post code is LA8 8AS. The Grid Reference is SD4887688932. There is free parking opposite the church or on Brigsteer Road.

Description: Starting from the 18th century hillside church of St John, Helsington, we will walk East onto Scout Scar, which is a limestone ridge between the Lyth & Kent valleys, with lovely views on a clear day. We will then head down to Brigsteer Woods, which are carpeted with bluebells at this time of year, looping round past medieval Sizergh castle, before heading back to Helsington.

Grade: Moderate (the walking is easy with good paths & I have only graded it Moderate due to the distance)
Distance: 8.5 miles/13km
Time: 4.5 hours
Highest Point: 235 metres
Leader: Clair Tel: 07715 932702 (weekends and evenings) or email:

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