The club Lakes Week will have a new format for 2013. The week will be based in Patterdale allowing us easy access to the north eastern fells as a change from Grasmere and Borrowdale. In the past we have been largely hostel based, however more people have now expressed a preference for alternative accommodation. For next year participants will be able to have a wide choice of accommodation but will have to make their own arrangements for booking it. I have provided some possible choices of accommodation here but this is by no means exhaustive. It does cover the Patterdale YHA, Patterdale Hotel and other hotel/pub options as well as a variety of accommodation on the Patterdale Estate, local B&Bs and cottages to rent.
Please note that not all accommodation is based on Friday-Friday changeovers so you may need to be a little flexible with rented accommodation in particular but the guided walk programme will run from Saturday 14th to Thursday 19th September.
Patterdale offers a great range of walks to cover all walking abilities from gentle strolls on the shores of Ullswater to the challenges of the Helvellyn Edges. As usual it is hoped to provide a full programme of guided walks at moderate and harder levels and of course with the option to do your own thing if you wish. The full programme of moderate walks cannot be guaranteed unless the walk leaders are available so please offer to lead a walk. I am happy to offer suggestions or routes.
A trip to the Keswick Theatre by the Lake will also be offered (details to be notified later).
To keep numbers to a manageable level the week will be limited to 30 people. If you do decide to come please let me know (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01223 870121) when you book your accommodation.
I would hope to be able to offer at least one occasion when the whole group could eat together if we can be fitted into the Patterdale Hotel.
Patterdale is a very popular location and also on the C2C so early booking is strongly recommended particularly for hotel accommodation!
Some Suggested Accommodation
tel: 08453 719337
Usual hostel facilities including catered dining room, self-catering kitchen etc.
When you book quote the CRC group membership number for the member’s discount.
Group Membership Number 018-8428842
http://www.patterdalehotel.co.uk/ tel: 08453 052111
Excellent large 2 star hotel. Popular and booked well ahead. Limited availability of rooms. DBB £336/week, twin share.
Fewer rooms and more expensive than the Patterdale Hotel. Approx 1 mile from Patterdale. Click here for their website tel: 08453 300393
White Lion Pub
http://www.patterdale.org/Whitelion.htm tel: 01768 482214
Local pub in the centre of Patterdale. Limited number of rooms including 1 single. £37 B&B, £47 twin with single supplement.
http://www.sykeside.co.uk/inn.htm tel: 01768 482239
Local pub some 3 miles from Patterdale. Adjacent campsite. B&B from £34, DBB from £50
Patterdale Estate Chalets, Lodges & Cottages.
These are all self catering properties. Mostly 2 or 3 bed-roomed and great for a small group who are happy to share self catering. Generally around £300-400 per week so can be cheaper than the hostel depending on numbers. Some additional charges for e.g. electricity and bed linen. If you speak to the manager Sue Kay or her deputy Jon Hollsworth and mention CRC these charges might be waived!
In the grounds of Patterdale Hall 10 minutes walk from the village.
Guest Houses and B&B
Fairlight Guest House
http://www.fairlightguesthouse.co.uk/ tel: 01768 482397
Comfortable looking B&B with café and restaurant. In Glenridding approx I mile from Patterdale. B&B from £40
Home Farm B&B
http://www.homefarmpatterdale.com/tel: 01768 482448
Small B&B in Patterdale, B&B from £26.50 (twin share)
Old Water View Restaurant & Accommodation
In Patterdale Village. Rather upmarket Guest House with nice restaurant. B&B from £42
http://www.grisedalelodge.co.uk/tel: 01768 482155
Patterdale village B&B from £39 (twin share), £45 single
School House B&B
http://www.ullswater.co.uk/schoolhouse.htmltel: 01768 482887
Patterdale Village B&B from £35.
Cottages to rent
Here are a few examples. Obviously there are many agencies renting cottages in the area.
Cumbrian Cottages tel: 01228 599960 Their website here
Grisedale Lodge also has two cottages as well as B&B in Patterdale Village. These are Stybarrow Cottage and Grisedale Cottage. tel: 01768 482155
For a location map click on this link: Patterdale Map