• What a winter!

    What a winter!

    For reasons I’ve never quite understood Lakeland is always busier in the months it looks least beautiful. Sure, the fells hold charms in summer; the days are longer and the lakes warm enough for a swim. But I’d swap all […]

  • Christmas at Tarn House

    Christmas at Tarn House

    We love Christmas at Tarn House. Wreaths, the tree, decorations… and the log stove to warm icy hands after a day on the fells…

  • Snow in Loughrigg

    Snow in Loughrigg

    If I had to pick a favourite Lakes season, I’d choose Winter. The raw clarity of the views. A stillness broken only by a movement in the hawthorn: a robin picking the last of the berries. The snow – a […]

  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

    It was snowing when we went to bed. In the morning it was white-washed Narnia. We walked, in the take-your-breath-away cold, from Elterwater village along the Brathay to the lake. No-one was around bar a few hardy Herdwicks and this […]