This bench marks the highest point, the true summit of Kingsthorpe cemetery.
I didn’t need any fixed ropes, and I did it without supplementary oxygen. I also had no help from sherpas, although my small grey terrier did tug on the lead whenever he felt I was going too slowly.
The view from up there is all right, I suppose. There are rather a lot of trees and houses in the way, so it’s less than stunning.
Actually, having said it’s the highest point, I wonder if the new section is actually higher. It slopes steadily upwards towards the gardens of the houses on Ash Rise. But who would want to go all that way?