Skelwith Bridge and Loughrigg Tarn. 28 February

We parked on the road outside The Talbot pub and then walked along beside the River Brathay and Elter Water into Elterwater village itself.

From Elterwater we followed the road up to High Close Youth Hostel, taking the National Trust ground’s path to join the road leading to the path around Loughrigg Tarn.

The walk was about 5 miles, and the weather was really nice and crisp.