The Estate Patterdale

Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0PJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

A lovely little five pitch riverside CL site for club member’s only, located in the foothills of Helvellyn amidst ancient woodland next to Grisedale Beck. The site is situated on a private estate at the southern tip of Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake. All CL guests have access to a private foreshore for fishing or boating & lake view picnic area a short walk from the site. Ullswater provides the ideal destination for relaxation and exploration.

Site Facilities

  • All pitches are hardstanding, with electric hook up and picnic table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cold water tap & chemical waste disposal point, including grey water disposal
  • We do not have any toilet or shower facilities on site
  • Small tents are allowed as long as they fit on your pitch, with a supplementary charge of £5 per night
  • Arrival and departure is midday
  • Vodafone is currently the only network provider in the area
  • TV signal is good
  • Launderette nearby, free to use (donation tin if you’re putting more than one load)
  • Pets are welcome, but please keep dogs on a lead at all times whilst on the estate

The Local Area

  • The site is situated in the heart of the Lake District with a multitude of walks available from your doorstep including Place Fell, High Street, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Helvellyn, the Howtown to Glenridding lakeshore walk, and the wonderful new Ullswater Way which circumnavigates Ullswater and includes a fascinating Heritage Trail.
  • Within a 10 minute stroll from the local shops, post office, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale. 
  • From Glenridding you can catch one of the Ullswater Steamers to the piers at Aira Point (for Aira Force Waterfall & tearooms and the 3 mile walk back to the site); Howtown (for walks including the 6 mile lakeshore path back to Patterdale); or Pooley Bridge. The other option is not to walk at all and just sit back and enjoy a cruise to the various points, or opt for the full round the Lake Pass and finally explore the new footpath, The Ullswater Way which navigates all around Lake Ullswater. We have Steamer discount vouchers available in the estate office upon request.
  • Centrally located within the National Park the site is ideally situated for touring the Lake District and is under 30 minutes from Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick, Kendal, Penrith etc.

Local Activities

  • St Patrick’s Boat Hire (rowing boats, motor boats)
  • Glenridding Sailing School (sailing boats, canoes)
  • Fishing permits available locally – just a standard rod license required.
  • Activity providers such as Reach Beyond Adventure (gorge walking, bush craft, climbing, walking, canoeing etc.).
  • Ullswater Steamers, Rheged, Dalemain, Lowther Castle and many more attractions nearby. 

Stargazing

We are extremely lucky to have dark skies great for stargazing. On a clear night it is still possible to see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

Location

  • Based just off the A592 many places such as Ambleside, Windermere, Coniston, Keswick & Penrith all within a 30 minute drive.
  • Bus Service 508 from Penrith
  • Nearest train station is Penrith.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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CA11 0PJ
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Lat 54.536507 / Lon -2.944072
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Wonderful site BUT

The Estate Patterdale
A beautiful site nestled in a scenic corner of Ullswater. Peaceful and tranquil but beware. The site is very small and compact. Not too much room for caravans, and in my case motorhomes. I had to manoeuvre onto the pitch which, although when looking at it looks ok, is very tight for a 7.6m motorhome. The reason it’s very tight, is that there are a lot of rocks and boulders being used as, well I don’t what they are used as. Yes, I drove over one and ripped a panel off and smashed a fibreglass panel. It was my fault, I should have been more careful but are the boulders necessary, I don’t think so. A great shame. A stunning site that I’d be more than happy to visit again, I just think the rocks and boulders are pointless. I’m dreading the cost of the repairs.

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A favourite site of ours. We had a fairly level pitch with plenty of sunlight and our own picnic table. Deadly quiet at night but during the day there is more noise than I remember from my last visit. The nearby hall now offers residential adventure schools which can involve excited children. The gardener also enjoyed riding his petrol mower around the grounds for what seemed like an extraordinary long time. We spent most of our time walking in the area and enjoyed good food at Helvellyn Kitchen, very good full breakfasts and dog friendly. The waterfall wood walk was closed due to unsafe trees which was disappointing as it’s so pretty, hopefully this will be remedied soon. If I could change one thing on site it would be a water tap and both ends of the site as moving a motorhome to the only tap is a pain and blocks the gate. The free WiFi is ok if a little slow and tv signal is weak.

JCH26

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Reviewed on 23/06/2022 14:59

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Private Lake Access, Woodland Walk and Picnic Bench & Free Wifi

The Estate Patterdale
On arrival we missed the turning, despite being sent pictures of it. We couldn’t see the CAMC sign and as it said it was a dead end we didn’t dare chance driving in and getting stuck. We pulled over in Patterdale and realised our mistake. Luckily we were able to turn and go back. The site was pretty and peaceful and we were soon set up on pitch 3, next to the stream and a great view of the Fell. We had lunch outside using the picnic table. We then had a stroll across to the private lake access before walking through Glenridding and along the Ullswater Way, stopping often at the benches to admire the wonderful views. On the evening we strolled into Patterdale and found another walk by the stream. The following morning we had breakfast by the lake, using the picnic table provided. We then explored the beautiful Waterfall Wood, which is only accessible to the Estate guests. When not walking we enjoyed the great wifi. Our only disappointment was we only stayed 1 night and looking at the availability it will be difficult to book again but we are determined to return.

2ndTimeTourers

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Reviewed on 05/04/2022 23:25

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Just returned home after 3 nights at this perfect site. As a base for bagging some Wainwrights it doesn’t come much better than this. I reckon you could do a different walk every day for a couple of weeks without having to move your van. Our idea of heaven. Spotless facilities and wifi that enabled me to stream football on my phone (wife had fallen asleep by then, Helvellyn had finished her off 😂) All in all an excellent site in an amazing location. We will definitely be back, we do have another 209 Wainwrights to bag after all.

Cuzz23

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Reviewed on 02/05/2021 10:23

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Just got back from a 3 night stay and have had a wonderful time. The perfect base for exploring the fells and mountains straight from the site on foot, so no need to find parking. Our car didn't move until it was time to go home! Really pleasant and helpful manager, who we chatted to when we walked over to the site office to pay. No phone signal (bliss) but free wifi so not completely cut off. TV aerials provided but we didn't bother as too much to do! Really good organised recycling facilities and water point etc. Situated just off the A592 so some road noise through the day (although if you choose a pitch beside beck you probably won't notice road) but completely quiet at night-apart from the resident owls! There is a brilliant on site dog walk along the beck so great for early morning and late night walks. The local shop in Patterdale stocks virtually everything from walking gear to wine and bread: they also do delicious baguettes. Just to clarify an issue raised in the1* star review: the "extra 6th pitch" is actually a "volunteer" pitch, which is provided free of charge for volunteers who help out at the Patterdale Hall charity (gardening, painting and other maintenance jobs). It is cordoned off from the other pitches in its own area and it didn't bother us at all that someone was using it. We were told about it when we booked and it's also mentioned on their website. I appreciate some members won't be happy that there appears to be a breach of the 5 van rule, but as I said it's not something they hide.....The same reviewer gave this cl 1 star for "access to local places of interest"and "beauty of surroundings and scenery", so maybe they were being a bit unfair? Patterdale is amongst the most beautiful spots in the Lake District and as I said we never needed to use our car at all. Anyway for those who love hiking and walking etc it doesn't get much better than this. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed on 17/11/2019 18:05

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