National Parks Week: Introducing Britain's National Parks
Discover more about Britain's beautiful National Parks, including the Lake District, the New Forest and Snowdonia
After suffering from tonsillitis continuously for over a year I got my tonsils removed. 2 weeks after the operation I decided to start hill walking. Every time I reach the summit of a mountain or hill I feel a sense of achievement that cannot be taken away and the reward of scenery so breathtaking it almost brings a tear to your eye. These things cost nothing and yet are the most rewarding! After a year of constant illness and not being able to move on with my life, the challenge of making it to every summit no matter how high or low, helps me to remember it is literally only onwards and upwards from here.