Better than Brooklyn!
We planned a family reunion in August to mark our 50th wedding anniversary, my 80th birthday and reaching ten years of successful active surveillance since being diagnosed with prostate cancer. There were ten of us, including my son’s family over from New York. We did the classic boat trip to Howtown and lake shore walk back. But the four grandchildren, aged 8 to 12, wanted to bag a peak. Luckily I had researched my file of CW routes and chose Sheffield Pike, no molehill at 2232 feet with a rocky summit and great views.
It was a superb walk, which included international stone skimming contests on the lake. Of course we had to follow CW’s suggestion of a drink in the Traveller’s Rest near the end.
Summing up, the kids from Brooklyn pleaded to come and live here and I don’t think this will be their last experience of fell walking, nor mine. I’ve booked three days in October at Wasdale Head, the home of English mountaineering. Tony Carroll, Sutton Coldfield
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