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These events are only valid if you are already booked on the New Year in Patterdale..

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  • Duration

    Single Day Event
  • Accommodation

    Not required
  • Food

    None provided
  • Difficulty Level

    1 One

Free Collection from Penrith Station:

We will have a limited number of free collections from Penrith Train Station. We will be collecting at 3pm, 5pm and then again at 7pm. These must be booked and are available on a first come first served basis.

Due to extra demand we have now added a 3pm collection. Please note the 3pm collection will drop you in Glenridding and you will need to find a pub / cafe to wait in as we are unable to let you in till 5pm. We will look after the luggage and it will be the hostel from 5pm for you.

Local Bus Service:

There is a regular bus service direct from Penrith to the hostel and the timetable can be found here… Please note you will need to get off at Patterdale hotel and the hostel is about 300m’s away.

Return to Penrith – 2nd Jan

We will be offering the following return trips to Penrith:

Please note you will not be able to join a walk if you book on the 9am or 10:30am shuttle.  

  • Depart: 9am arrive at Penrith for 10am
  • Depart: 10:30am arriving at Penrith 11:30am

Brothers Water Walk Shuttle: 

If you wish to do a small walk on the morning of the 2nd of January we will be offering a return shuttle directly from the end of the Brothers Water Walk. This walk can be booked during the trip but the shuttle must be booked in advance. The shuttle should get you to Penrith for 2pm.

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Extra Activities

As part of the New Years break we’re putting on some extra trips to make your day that bit extra special! if you’re interested in joining one of the experiences below, you can sign up on this page (places must be booked in advance).

Ullswater Steamer (30th December). £8pp

Enjoy a cruise on Ullswater as part of today’s walk! We’ll be walking from the door of the hostel on a gentle walk to Glenridding, from where we get the famous steamer on a half-an-hour journey to Howtown. From there we can follow the lakeside trail back to the hostel. The steamer is a great way to admire the landscape from the serenity of the lake, and you can watch out for England’s only red deer herd on the slopes of Place Fell.

Helvellyn via Striding Edge (30th & 31st December). £10pp

If you want a big adventure then come along to Britain’s #1 walk! involving minor scrambling and some incredible views, it’ll be a day to remember on England’s 3rd highest mountain, right on our doorstep.

The group size is limited to 8 so places need to be reserved. Please note this is weather dependant and we will not be running this is there is too much ice on the ridge. If that is the case you will receive a full refund. 

Intro to Winter Walking (31st December). £25pp

If you have ever wanted to have a go at winter walking then we will be offering you the chance to head off in a small group with a qualified winter mountain leader. We will supply all the specialist winter kit and head up high to explore the snow line.

Please note this will be a full on day out and you will need a good level of fitness to take part. We supply ice axe, crampons and helmets, however you will need your own crampon compatible boots. If there is no suitable snow conditions we will arrange a full refund.  

Walking Snowdon in Winter

Alpaca Walking (31st December)

Spend the morning on the most relaxing walk imaginable, talking an Alpaca for a walk around the Lingholm Estate on the shores of Derwent Water. We’ll spend an hour and a half walking the alpacas, and meet the herd. Alpacas are known for their gentle nature and world-famous softness of their wool. This is a must for anyone who wants a special experience they won’t get in more stunning surroundings! After the experience we’ll explore the local town of Keswick and perhaps go on an amble down to the lakeshore for a fantastic view of the hills.

Please note that the Alpaca Walking excursion may involve a drive to get there. It is approximately 30 mins away from Patterdale.

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What our members have to say...

  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
    Member Since 2016
  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
    Member Since 2018
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
    Member Since 2016
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