Path to Patterdale in Winter

Walking and Rambling in Patterdale

Overview

Situated on the Coast to Coast route, the hostel is great for accessing Helvellyn, the second highest mountain in the Lakes. On a clear day's walk up Helvellyn you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the whole area including the coast. 

What makes it special

  • Great walks around Patterdale Common
  • Climb the 2nd highest English mountain, Helvellyn
  • A stiff walk to High Street

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Patterdale

Unknown location

Map references

OS Map: 90, and Explorer OL5

OS Grid Ref: NY398156

Lat/Lng: 54.532431, -2.930655

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Sailing dinghies on edge of Ullswater

Watersports in Patterdale

Ullswater, the second largest lake in England is great for a wide variety of watersports from sailing to windsurfing.

climbing

Climbing in Patterdale

For the full mountain experience, serious climbers can try the exposed technical routes of Dove Crag, Raven Crag and Eagle Crag - three star routes within walking distance of the hostel.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

1.5 miles A ferry service with great views of “England’s most beautiful lake”. Sails from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge, stopping in the summer at Howtown.

Ullswater Steamer and sailboat

Watersports near Helvellyn

Ullswater is great for a wide variety of water sports from sailing to windsurfing - you can even travel light and hire all the equipment you need from the sailing centre. A trip on the Ullswater St

Glenridding Sailing Centre from on Ullswater

Glenridding Sailing Centre

Hire out a sailboat, canoe or kayak for use on Ullswater.  A range of courses are offered. Visit the Centre's website for more details.

Aira Force waterfalls

Aira Force Waterfalls

Indulge in impressive mountain scenery and a 65ft waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works. See the National Trust website See the Visit Cumbria website

Helvellyn mountain near Glenridding with walkers on path

Walking and Rambling on Helvellyn

If you take on a high level walk up Helvellyn you'll be rewarded with fantastic views down to the Solway Firth, Morecambe Bay and, in clear weather, Scafel Pike. The low level walks around Ullswate

Mountain biking on Helvellyn

Bike up Helvellyn, the second highest mountain in the Lake District, to get your heart pumping! Or if you fancy a lakeside route try Ullswater Singletrack near High Street and Place Fell.

climbing

Climbing in Grasmere

Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country.

Boy having fun on a Quadbike

Rookin House Farm

An activity centre offering horse riding for all abilities, archery and quad biking to name but a few. Visit the website for full details

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Moving on from the Wordsworth family home to his own house in the village of Rydal, the great poet lived, wrote and entertained here from age 43 until his death at 80 in 1850.

Mountain biking in Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Mountain biking in Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

 The hostel is in a central location, halfway between Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter so there's plenty of scope for a good ride with a fully equipped bike shed with work stands, pump and bi

cycling

Cycling in Grasmere

Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape. Seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.