Patterdale, which is a village in the Patterdale Valley in the Lakes, lies alongside the two lakes of Ullswater and Brothers Water and at the foot of Kirkstone Pass. Glenridding is the only other village in this valley.
Patterdale village, which gets quite busy during the summer, has a church which was built in 1853 and named St Patrick’s, a village store and post office, youth hostel and a hotel. Patterdale, which is situated directly on the route of the famous Coast to Coast walk, is considered to be a walker’s valley as with access to the fells and lake directly from the village there is no need to use a car.
The Ullswater steamers sail to various points of the lake thereby giving you a choice of a gentle stroll around the shoreline, however, for the more adventurous, St Sunday Crag, Place Fell, Sheffield Pike and Helvellyn via the Striding Edge are all within walking distance. Patterdale is also home to the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, which is an entirely voluntary group. They are well worth supporting as you never know when you might need their services.