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  • 10 things to do with children around Ambleside & Loughrigg

    10 things to do with children around Ambleside & Loughrigg

    Stuck for ideas on what to do around Ambleside and Loughrigg? Then look no further than our essential Top Ten guide to keeping younger visitors to the Lakes happy. 1. Climb Loughrigg Fell Loughrigg Fell, at 1,099ft, is an ideal […]

  • Christmas at Tarn House

    Christmas at Tarn House

    We’ve been decorating Tarn House ready for Christmas… Gathering holly, ivy and pine cones from the garden; threading baubles and putting up the lights. We look forward to inviting our December guests 🙂

  • 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 […]

  • The meadows around Brothers Water

    The meadows around Brothers Water

    After a few weeks of balmy weather up here, the meadows are looking stunning. Buttercups, clover, daisies and orchids can be found in the meadows around Tarn House. Over the Kirkstone pass, the fields around Brothers Water – a 20-minute […]