• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bluebells above Rydal Water

    Bluebells above Rydal Water

    The walk from Tarn House around Loughrigg is wonderful at any time of year. But when bluebells skirt the fell’s lower flanks – the gentle slopes above Grasmere and Rydal Water – it’s pretty much perfect. Save it for a […]

  • 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 […]