Our nephew decided to come across for a few days in between his holidays, days out with friends and the beginning of the football/rugby training sessions. Busy life eh! He’s only 13 but managed to book the train from Newcastle to Carlisle then onto Oxenholm where we collected him.

The first day we went out walking with a friend David and of course Ruby. We went up Siver Howe from Grasmere and headed off along the ridge coming down to Easdale Tarn. The weather was so good we then decided to go up Helm Crag aka The Lion and The Lamb where both Tommi and Paul climbed right to the top. We then stopped for the obligatory pit stop where Paul noticed a strange beer that brought back memories of a very old record about a boy who saved a train crash… The weather was also good enough for a BBQ.


Although this may look an easy climb, do not be fooled, two days later Paul watched someone being airlifted off the top of Helm Crag.

Next day it was off to Grasmere Sports Show. This is not like the usual country shows but more country sports orientated, so think fell running and Cumberland wrestling. Tommi remarked that it looked like they had got out of bed, forgot to take off the pyjamas and put the underpants over the top! Still he has said he may have a go next year and also try the fell running. After this is was off to Cathedral Cave where went through both tunnels then a picnic on Slaters Bridge before a pit stop at the Three Shire, all rounded off with a BBQ and sticky toffee pudding.

Next day was a short day as Tommi had to get back for his mums belated birthday party and also the beginning of his football and rugby training.

The following day his brother and sister are arriving……