10 Helsington and Sizergh Castle

Walk: The River Kent to Helsington Church and Sizergh Castle.

For: Adults and Children able to walk the distance.

Duration: 4.5 hours.

Distance / Ascent: 8 miles/13km, 600ft/180m.

Grading: Easy / Moderate.

Description: Starting from Kendal College the walk heads south along the banks of the River Kent, before turning westwards to Sizergh Castle and Helsington Church. From there the walk heads across to Helsington Laithes and on to finish back in Kendal. National Trust members (and others on payment of the entrance fee!!) may wish to terminate their walk at Sizergh (approximatly half way) to spend time viewing the castle. They will then need to catch the 15:06 bus to Kendal from the bus stop 1 mile away on the A590 (directions will be provided).

Refreshments are available in the National Trust Cafe!

Meeting Place: Kendal College, Milnthorpe Road.

Meeting Time: Sunday at 9:50am for a 10:00am start.

Leader / Organisation: Andy Blackman.

Equipment: Suitable clothing, footwear, packed lunch.

Dogs: No.

Max No People: 12.

Cost: Free.