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Over the Kirkstone Pass from Windermere is a long valley, dominated by Ullswater and the Helvellyn range. Club trips here are always referred to as Patterdale trips, although this is just one village here. Sunday trips are based at the village of Glenridding, from which an ascent of Helvellyn is the favourite option. This is usually done via the famous Striding Edge, a superb knife edge ridge with steep drops on either side. Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday Crag provides an exhilarating (if short) alpine like scramble. For those of us with no head for heights there are good walks on St Sunday Crag and Fairfield. Lower level options are to the east of the valley, where Place Fell and the Angletarn Pikes give good entertainment for very little effort! Weekend trips to the area often stay at Sykeside, a campsite near Brotherswater - south of Ullswater and part way back up the Kirkstone Pass. From here it is easy to get up Stony Cove Pike or High Street and the fells above Dovedale and Deepdale to the west are popular with hikers, especially in the winter months. The Barn End Bar and the Brotherswater Inn provide decent food and all the comfort a hiker needs on weekends away.

Upcoming trips

There are current no upcoming trips to Patterdale planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips

 Sunday 21 January, 2018
      Photos from the trip


Red Tarn

Distance: 6 km   |   Ascent: 400 m
Grade: Easy

Red Tarn sits nesteled between Striding and Swirral Edges, with a backdrop of Hevellyn's eastern face providing a great deal of atmosphere. A great easy route without too much ascent.

Pinnacle Ridge

Distance: 8 km   |   Ascent: 700 m
Grade: Grade 3 scramble

An airy exposed scramble on the slopes of St Sunday Crag. Makes a fun, if somewhat short outing. Graded at Grade 3 in the summer, in winter conditions it becomes a mini Alpine ridge.

Striding Edge onto Helvellyn

Distance: 10 km   |   Ascent: 700 m
Grade: Moderate, with an easy grade 1 scramble

One of the most popular ridges in mainland Britain, Striding Edge is a fantastic way up England's third highest mountain.