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It’s kind of a tradition that anyone with a Patterdale terrier visits Patterdale in Cumbria, where the breed is from. The Patterdale sign is a common location to visit as owners take their pooch there and take their picture underneath the Patterdale sign. So if you are the owner of the beloved Patterdale Terrier, here are some ideas for a trip that you can share with your four-legged friend.
First of all, let’s look at how to get to Patterdale. Patterdale is a small village in the eastern part of the Lake District in England. It lies at the foot of Ullswater, a popular place for walkers visiting Ullswater and Helvellyn. The village is an extremely popular place to stay for walkers, and it is also popular for day trippers. To the south of the village lies the main road that passes through Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside and Troutbeck.
The A592 road crosses the southern and northern boundary of the village so it is easily accessible by car. If you plan to travel by train then the closest train station is in Windermere, however, from there it would be a 4 hour hike to reach Patterdale.
However, if you are planning to go for a hike then perhaps the hike between Windermere and Patterdale is a good option for you. You can even stay the night in Windermere before making your way to Patterdale. Alternatively, you can get the train to Penrith, which is just outside the lake district, and then catch a Stagecoach 508 bus from Penrith to Patterdale. The bus runs regularly and will provide stunning views as you make your way to Patterdale.
If you choose to drive to Patterdale, parking is limited. There is parking available opposite the White Lion pub, but in order to grab a space you will need to get their early in the morning as there is only space for 3 or 4 cars. There is also a car park around the corner from the White Lion pub. It is situated behind the houses on the right hand side, opposite the Patterdale Hotel. It is owned by the Patterdale Hotel and costs £4.50 for a day. The White Lion pub car park charges £4 per day and so does the youth hostel.