In bad weather a quick escape route from Sharp Haw can be followed along the ridge, curving west as it descends to a gate at a wall corner. Beyond the gate a popular and well walked woodland track leads down to the Helen Handley seat, though bear in mind this short section is not a right of way. This avoids Flasby Fell which can become very boggy after prelonged and heavy rain.
I read a cute book of quotations from Penguin Books called , edited by Helen Handley and Andra Samelson. Here are ten of my favorite quotes from the book:
Deputy Head Hannah Millett joined from Thirsk School and Sixth Form, Assistant Head Clair Foden, the new Director of Sixth Form, was also at Thirsk, and Assistant Head Helen Handley came from Ryedale School.