The hamlet of Patterdale lies at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, surrounded by some of Lakeland’s finest scenery. Legend has it that in the 15th century St. Patrick, having been marooned on Duddon Sands, walked 30 miles overland to this valley and gave Patterdale it’s ancient name of St. Patrick’s dale. True or not, there is a well dedicated to the saint by the roadside at Glenridding and Patterdale’s pretty village church was built
Situated directly on the route of the world famous Coast to Coast walk, Patterdale caters for all levels of Lakeland enthusiasts. The great benefit for most is that you access the fells and lake straight from the village, with no need to use a car. For the casual walker steamers sail to various points of the lake allowing a gentle walk around the shoreline. For the more adventurous Helvellyn, Place Fell, Sheffield Pike and St Sunday Crag are all close by.