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Patterdale Town Information

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Sitting at the foot of Helvellyn, north of Ambleside, this intriguing village was once an important centre of lead mining.

Wordsworth must have known it well because as a young man he managed to terrify himself by ‘borrowing’ a small boat and launching it onto the vast expanse of Ullswater, which lies nearby. Patterdale has also given its name to the spirited ‘Patterdale’ hunting terrier.

Patterdale - Photo © Carl Bendelow
Patterdale - Photo: Carl Bendelow CCL