World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0002648984
Reproduction Date:

Title: Patterdale  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Glenridding, Hartsop, Lake District, History of Cumbria, Adam Walker (inventor)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia



The Patterdale valley seen from Hartsop Dodd
Patterdale is located in Cumbria
 Patterdale shown within Cumbria
Population 501 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference
Civil parish Patterdale
District Eden
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA11
Dialling code 017684
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Penrith and The Border
List of places

Patterdale (Saint Patrick's Dale) is a small village and civil parish in the eastern part of the English Lake District in the Eden District of Cumbria, and the long valley in which they are found, also called the Ullswater Valley.

The village is the start point for a number of popular hill-walks, most notably the Striding Edge path up to Helvellyn. Other fells that can be reached from the Valley include Place Fell, High Street, Glenridding Dodd, most of the peaks in the Helvellyn range, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag, and Red Screes and Stony Cove Pike at the very end of the valley, standing either side of the Kirkstone Pass which is the road to Ambleside.

Further up the valley to the north is the lake of Ullswater with Gowbarrow Fell and Hallin Fell overlooking it. The only tarn in the valley is Brothers Water, one of the first places in the Lakes to be acquired by the National Trust. The only other village in the valley is Glenridding. Patterdale village has a youth hostel, a church, a primary school and a hotel. In summer it can get quite busy, but not so much as Glenridding. Patterdale is considered to be a walkers' valley, and in fact Alfred Wainwright stated that it was his favourite valley in the Lake District as it is relatively undisturbed by tourism.


  • Local government 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Local government

The civil parish of Patterdale also includes the villages of Glenridding and Hartsop. As well as the southern end of Ullswater, it also includes the smaller lake of Brothers Water.

From 1894 to 1934, the parish was part of the West Ward Rural District, then was transferred to the newly created Lakes Urban District, finally becoming part of Eden District in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972.

The parish was once an outlying part of Barton, which is about 10 miles (16 km) from Patterdale.

See also


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

External links

  • Video and commentary on St Patrick's Holy Well
  • - village website - what's happening in Hartsop, Deepdale, Patterdale and GlenriddingTODAYPatterdale
  • Village website
  • Patterdale C of E Primary School website
  • Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk
  • Patterdale Village Store and Post Office
  • Patterdale Dog Day Annual Sheep Dog Trials
  • Patterdale Hall Adventure Learning Centre
  • Patterdale War Memorial Information
  • for Patterdale
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.