The How Cottage in Patterdale The Lake District
The How
Holiday Cottage in Patterdale by Ullswater in the Lake District
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Local Walks around Patterdale, Ullswater and Helvellyn
Local Walks from the How Cottage in Patterdale

There are quite literally hundreds of walks straight from the door of the cottage. We have a selection of maps and guides in the bungalow but would recommend guests coming equipped with the OL5 Ordnance Survey Map. We have included details on some of our favourite walks here. A summary of each is shown below and more information on each including a map can be found by clicking the links below or the images to the right. Please note all distances are approximate and gradings are based on our own inadequate fitness levels! For Morgan our Labrador they are all a doddle. Please make sure you’re well equipped on every walk as the weather has a habit of changing rapidly. Why not check out the Patterdale Weather Forecast.

Helvellyn - 7.5 miles - Moderate to Hard

England’s third most highest mountain. The must do walk for anyone staying in the area. Various routes up directly from Patterdale. See our favourite Helvellyn Walk.

Angle Tarn - 5 miles - Moderate

Easily accessible via the fell opposite the cottage, we love the peace and tranquility of Angle Tarn. The light on the water has an almost magical quality and every time you go there it looks more beautiful! Anyway see for yourself and take a look at more pictures and details on our Angle Tarn Walk.

Place Fell - 5 miles - Moderate to Hard

It would be rude not to climb Place Fell given it’s the fell literally opposite the cottage. Some magnificent views from the top to the west towards Helvellyn, down to Ullswater and across to the East to High Street. Our route has a challenging way down but there are easier ones! See details on our Place Fell walk.

The Pipe Track - 2.5 miles - Easy to Moderate

One of our favourite daily walks with Morgan. Nothing too strenuous and some great views down the valley back to Ullswater and up the valley to Brotherswater and Deepdale. See more on our Pipe Track Walk.

The Stepping Stones - 2.7 miles - Easy to Moderate

Another of Morgan’s daily favourites. Walking up behind the post office into Glenamara, over the eponymous Stepping Stones, and into the Grisedale Valley and then back down through Patterdale Hall. Again nothing too strenuous and superb views especially  once you get into Grisedale towards Striding Edge. See more on our Stepping Stones Walk.

Silver Point walk - 3.8 miles - Easy to Moderate

A beautiful walk at any time of day but especially in the afternoons with the sun shining down. Simply stunning views all the way long onto Ullswater and make sure you take the time to go to the “beach” at Silver Point - ideal for a picnic in the summer! More on the Silver Point Walk.

Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk - 30 Miles - 10,000 Feet of Ascent - Painful!

Every year we help to organise and participate in the annual Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk. If you’d like to take part or want more information please click the link for the Boundary Walk.

Please visit the Ullswater website for more information on  Walking around Ullswater. We also have more detailed information on our Helvellyn Blog on various Lake District Walks as well as specific information on our Helvellyn Walks.

If you have a specific interest or requirement please just let us know and we’re happy to help you in any way we can. To make a booking or check prices and availability please contact us.
Angle Tarn Walk Pipe Track Walk Place Fell Walk Silver Point  Walk Stepping Stones Walk Helvellyn Walk Summit of Helvellyn

Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 1st Saturday of July

30 miles - 10,000 ft Ascent

Glencoyne - Kirkstone Top - Patterdale

The How with Peaks Behind

The How Patterdale Walk Index

Helvellyn Walk

Angle Tarn Walk

Place Fell walk

Pipe Track Walk

Stepping Stones Walk

Silver Point Walk

Patterdale Boundary Walk

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Helvellyn in the Lake District. Photo ©  Rob Shephard