GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Patterdale Walks

7 miles (11.7 km)

This small village sits in a lovely position in the UllswaterValley, near the southern tip of the same named lake. It makes a good base for exploring the lake and many of the surrounding fells.
This circular walk from the village visits three of the lovely lakes including Angle Tarn,Hayeswater and Brothers Water.

The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths south east up to Boredale Hause and Stony Rigg. You then come to the Angletarn Pikes and Angle Tarn. It's a beautiful spot with fine views to Ullswater Lake and the surrounding fells.
From the tarn you continue south east towards Satura Crag and the Knott, passing Rest Dodd on the way. The path then descends to Hayeswater Lake. From the lake you can pick up the Hayeswater Gill and follow it north east towards the little village of Hartsop.
At Hartsop it is a short stroll to Brothers Water. It's another delightful, peaceful spot with a circular trail around the small lake.
From Brothers Water you then head north to follow footpaths back into Patterdale.

Patterdale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Patterdale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Patterdale

  • Pooley Bridge to Howtown - This walk follows a section of the Ullswater Way from Pooley Bridge to the pier at Howtown
  • Howtown to Glenridding - This is a popular lakeside walk from Howtown to Glenridding along the Ullswater Way long distance trail
  • Aira Force - This walk visits the beautiful Aira Force waterfall next to Ullswater Lake in the Lake District National Park
  • Pooley Bridge to Glenridding - This fine, lakeside walk takes you from one end of Ullswater to the other
  • St Sunday Crag - This challenging circular walk from Patterdale climbs to this prominentfellon the north-eastern ridge of Fairfield
  • Angle Tarn - This walk climbs to Angletarn Pikes from Patterdale in the Lake District
  • Hayeswater - This is a lovely short climb to the beautiful Hayeswater in the Lake District
  • Brothers Water - This small lake next to Hartsop village is perfect for a peaceful walk away from the Lake District's hot spots
  • Ullswater Way - Explore the area around Ullswater Lake on this waymarked circular walk in the Lake District National Park
  • Gowbarrow Fell - This circular walk visits Aira Force Waterfall before climbing to Gowbarrow Fell above Ullswater Lake
  • Hallin Fell - A splendid walk from Howtown climbing to Hallin Fell on the southern side of Ullswater
  • Place Fell - This walk climbs to Place Fell from the village of Patterdale for fine views over Ullswater
  • Great Mell Fell - This walk climbs to Great Mell Fell in the Lake District National Park.
  • Pooley Bridge to Aira Force Walk - This walk in the Lake District takes you from the village of Pooley Bridge to the wonderful Aira Force waterfall.
  • Lantys Tarn - This circular walk visits Lanty's Tarn from the village of Glenridding in the Lake District National Park.
  • Arthur's Pike - This walk climbs to Arthur's Pike And Bonscale Pike above Ullswater Lake in the Lake District.


In the village, pay a visit to the noteworthy White Lion Inn for some refreshments. The pub has an interesting history having existed since the early 1800s. It's said that Wordsworth was in the bar as news arrived that Nelson had died at Trafalgar in 1805. The interior is full of old world charm while outside there's a nice beer garden just across the road. It's a lovely place to relax and soak in the fine views if the weather is good. You can find the pub in the village at postcode CA11 0NW for your sat navs.
On the walk there's also the Brotherswater Inn located just to the south of the lake. The friendly inn does good food which you can enjoy outside with fine views of the surrounding fells. They also provide good quality accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the pub just south of the lake at postcode CA11 0NZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is great for dog walking and the White Lion Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Lots of popular climbs can be started from Patterdale. The circular St Sunday Crag Walk is located to the south west and will take you up to the crag and to the pretty Grisdale Tarn and Grisedale Beck. There's also the climb up to the nearby Place Fell. The fell is located just to the north east of the village, and just to the east of the southern end of the lake. It's a popular one to do in the Ullswater area because of a fairly decent path and a gradual ascent. There are great views over the village and the lake to the Helvellyn Range from the summit.
The village is located very close to Ullswater Lake. There's lots of good options here with the Glenridding to Aira Force Walk where there's a wonderful waterfall and woodland area. The Howtown to Glenridding Walk can also be picked up in nearby Glenridding. The easy trail follows the lakeshoreto Howtown Pier where the Ullswater Steamer boats dock.
Just to the west of the village there's the noteworthy Lanty's Tarn. The peaceful and secluded tarn is a lovely place to visit with fine views back down to the Ullswater on the climb up.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.


Patterdale Church - - 1470147

Patterdale church is dedicated to St Patrick.

Goldrill Beck, Patterdale - - 893276

Goldrill Beck, Patterdale

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Patterdale. A nice view of the village from across the pretty Goldrill Beck which runs through the area

The White Lion, Patterdale - - 771378

The White Lion, Patterdale. A pub of some note with a fine history.

Brothers Water - - 342185

Brothers Water. According to a legend it was named so because two brothers drowned there. The summit of Brock Crags in the distance on the right. On the left is the Angletarn Pikes and in the middle Lingy Crag.

Angle Tarn - - 614554

Looking west across Angle Tarn towards Helvellyn and Catstye Cam.

Hayeswater Reservoir - - 182751

Hayeswater reservoir looking towards High Street.

Scattered woodland, Patterdale - - 858835

Scattered woodland, Patterdale. In the pastures just above the village. The flat grass in the foreground is the cricket ground.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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