This is my third post with images of Spring. To tell you the truth, the title of this post is more than rhetorical. Quite literally, we weren’t absolutely certain where we were going. Our heading was towards Elterwater in the Langdales. However, I had also mentioned to Hubby that I wanted to go visit Loughrigg Tarn. Well, it’s one thing wanting to go somewhere – and it’s another thing trying to locate that somewhere!
As we drove along this pretty road towards Elterwater, I noticed a number of diversion signs. One of these said that a road was closed: it was the one we had intended to drive. Not to be deterred, we kept going until we came to the car park at Elterwater.
Having parked up, Hubby went to study the map above. We could see some people walking along easy footpaths round the lake. ‘Loughrigg is just around the corner,’ Hubby said. This is one place that I have been wanting to explore for ages but for some reason, we have never been able to find it. (You are given permission to snigger: even our guests have had no trouble locating Loughrigg.) ‘We can probably find a quieter walk there,’ pronounced Hubby; so off we went.
We drove back the way we came and turned off onto a steep and windy road leading to where we hoped would be Loughrigg. I recognised the road as soon as we began to climb up it: it was one we did a year or so ago in search of Loughrigg. Hubby was exulting in the exhilaration of the steep windy climb. Once we reached the top, we found what we hoped would be the road we should have taken – but we could not: the diversion sign signalled that it was closed. Not to be outdone, we parked close by, and decided to explore the fell opposite. A short minute’s uphill walk through rough sere grasses, et voila! Take a look at the view to the Langdales!
Of course we were still trying to find Loughrigg Tarn. Hubby was certain that if we were to keep walking uphill we would see it. On we trudged. The dog did not like it much as the dry grasses were alternately pricking his underside or else he was finding himself walking into muddy patches. The higher we went, the more we could see and soon we were rewarded by a glimpse of water.
We continued to make our way upwards to the summit. By this time, it was getting just a little bit blowy, although the wind was far from chilly. In fact, today was a perfectly marvellous day for a walk.
The views were so extensive from the summit that we could see Windermere quite clearly.
Although we did not get to the banks of Loughrigg Tarn today, both Hubby and I are determined to stand beside the tarn itself one day. It was a lovely outing and I hope that you have enjoyed looking at these Springtime photos of our beautiful Lakes today. Why not take advantage of our Special Offers and come experience the Lake District for yourselves?
P.S. Blenheim Lodge is very centrally located in the Lakes and Loughrigg is only a few minutes’ drive from our Bed and Breakfast – about 10-11 miles.
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