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  • 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 […]

  • Give way…

    Give way…

    Sometimes you just have to let other road users take priority… No matter how long it takes them to pass.

  • Springtime at Loughrigg Tarn

    Springtime at Loughrigg Tarn

    May: The kids spent hours paddling and looking for tadpoles at the gently-shelving near shore of Loughrigg Tarn – less than five minutes’ walk from Tarn House.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]