The Area

Home Farm B&B in Patterdale Cumbria – The Local Area


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The Local Area around Patterdale, Glenridding, and Ullswater in the Lake District

Home Farm Bed and Breakfast is a traditional lakeland stone farmhouse in a superb rural location in Patterdale – close to Helvellyn, Ullswater, and Glenridding in Cumbria the Lake District. We are on the main Coast 2 Coast walking route, and are easily accessible from the M6 at Penrith. Windermere, Keswick, and Ambleside are all within 30 minutes drive. See our location for more details.

Pubs, Shops and Restaurants
Patterdale also has a local pub, The White Lion Inn, and the Patterdale Hotel which serves evening meals. The Patterdale Village Store and Post Office is also just a 5 minute walk away. Glenridding also has two pubs, a cafe, 2 local convenience stores and Catstycam, a great shop selling all kinds of outdoor equipment. There is also a Tourist Information Centre in the Car Park. Glenridding also has its own garage which has an excellent repair centre should the need arise.

Windermere, Keswick, Ambleside and Penrith are all about a 30 minutes drive away from our bed and breakfast in Patterdale.

Walking and Climbing

Our B&B by Ullswater is in Patterdale, which is at the foot of Helvellyn itself and the area has a wonderful selection of other fells with some beautiful walks including St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Grisedale Tarn, and to the east Place Fell and up to Angle Tarn. There are also a great range of local walks, including to Lantys Tarn and around the edge of the Lake. Patterdale was a favourite of Alfred Wainwright. Come and see why for yourself.

We are located on the main Coast to Coast walking route and offer packed lunches on request.


Ullswater is England’s second largest lake and often referred to as the most beautiful. It offers a great range of activities, including sailing, rowing, canoeing and kayaking. It is also home to the famous Ullswater Steamers, which run regularly from Glenridding to Howtown and Pooley Bridge and the Glenridding Sailing Centre, which offers boats and Kayaks for hire, as well as excellent friendly and professional sailing tuition.

Other Local Attractions and Things to Do

There are a number of National Trust properties and attractions nearby, including Aira Force waterfall to the north, and Townend Country House to the West near Windermere.

Please visit the Ullswater website for a full list of Ullswater Attractions.

All the main attractions including Wordsworth’s Grasmere and Beatrix Potter’s Windermere are within 40 minutes drive so there will always be something to keep all the family happy whatever the weather!
We also have a range of other local businesses we recommend. Please see our Local Links page for more details.
Whatever your interests we are sure that Home Farm Bed and Breakfast and the surrounding area in the Lake District will provide you with a huge range of activities and attractions.
For more information, or to check availability or book please contact us. Please also note our Booking Terms.