Jenkins Field and Glenridding ➡️ Patterdale

There are two options while here in Glenridding that you could take; firstly you could complete the 0.5 mile loop of Jenkins field. Here, you are able to park at the Pay & Display car park at Glenridding Pier (postcode CA11 0US). The route begins through the gate on the left hand side, follow the signpost for “To Patterdale & Howtown Walk”.

This short route is fantastic for the whole family. It is pram, and wheelchair, accessible and there are plenty of benches situated along the shoreline for Grandparents to take a rest while little ones paddle in the water. On this occasion we also took our three year old’s bike, she had the best time and the views are breathtaking.

There is a cafe, ‘Lakeside Tea Room’, on this route that offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

The alternative route that you could take here is a lovely 2 mile pram friendly walk. You begin, once more, at Glenridding Pier (Pay & Display parking) and again follow the sign for ‘Patterdale & Howtown’. This walk is pram accessible however, I would recommend off road prams. The terrain can get muddy at times.

This route takes you through Jenkins Field and alongside the stunning shoreline. When you reach the Lakeside Tea Room cross the road (be careful!) and follow the path up towards Patterdale, there is a blue sign for Patterdale that you will see. From here you follow the path adjacent to the road, crossing the road once more just before you reach the small village of Patterdale.

This is a fantastic route for little legs as there is plenty to see, woods to explore and water to splash in! Both Patterdale and Glenridding offer great facilities: cafes, village shops, boat hire and toilets. You could also head out on the Ullswater Steamer that departs at Glenridding Pier, alternatively if you wanted a longer walk you could link this with our previous walk Lanty’s Tarn.

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