We’re up in Sheffield visiting some friends who moved up here from London a couple of months ago.
So far I’m most impressed with Sheffield. Nice pubs (especially Greystones with their wonderful selection of Thornbridge ales), some excellent second hand bookshops (I purchased John Hilllaby‘s ‘Journey Through Britain‘ for £2.50) and good cafes with excellent coffee and snacks.
But the thing I like most of all is the easy access to the hills. Within twenty minutes of leaving inner-city Sheffield I was on Curbar Edge.
The views were magnificent. It was wonderful to be up in the hills again.
Sadly we only had enough time for a short walk and today has been mostly rain but I now have a northern base (thanks to the spare room in my friend’s new home) for future adventures on the peaks, fells and moors.