• Skelwith Force – In spate

    Skelwith Force – In spate

    One of the joys of Tarn House is the number of walks that can be started from the doorstep. There are a few classics – Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Tarn, Elterwater. Today, with mist lingering stubborn on the tops, we tried […]

  • Loughrigg Tarn - A five minute stroll from the cottage.

    A lazy day at Loughrigg Tarn

    After the overnight rains, the mists retreated on a crystal clear day. We’d earned a lazy day after tramping the lonely far West of the park the day before – a trip to the remote top of Caw Fell and […]

  • Seatallen summit

    Sunset over Seatallen

    If you want to escape the crowds, head west… over the twin passes of Wrynose and Hardknott, through the lakeless valley of Eskdale to Wast Water, one of the wildest of Lakeland’s scenes. We wanted a serious walk – there’s […]

  • The shadows lengthen…

    The shadows lengthen…

    Mid September and the countryside feels tired; the greens not as green as they were, the air heavy, streams dry (the pebbles in Great Langdale Beck don’t look like they’ve felt water in weeks). The land waits for cool, for […]

  • Sheffield Pike

    Sheffield Pike

    It was one of those perfect Autumn evenings… air and visibility utterly clear, and the fells all but deserted. After a long drive from down South, I parked in Glenridding and made the hour-long ascent of Sheffield Pike – and […]