These events are only valid if you are already booked on the New Year in Patterdale..
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty Level1 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.
Return to Penrith – 2nd Jan
We will be offering the following return trips to Penrith:
- Depart: 9am arrive at Penrith for 10am
- Depart: 10:30am arriving at Penrith 11:30am
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.
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.
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!ClaireMember Since 2016
“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.ElizabethMember 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. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018