photos of the Lake District
As well as lying in its own beautiful valley, Patterdale is an excellent base for walking, nestling as it does between two mountain ranges. To the west the Helvellyn range – with Helvellyn, Fairfield, and St. Sunday Crag; to the east is High Street, Thornthwaite Crag and Place Fell. There's also some excellent low-level walking along Ullswater (with the chance of a lazy return by steamer in the Summer) or south to Hartsop and Brothers Water. These photos were taken on walks in the area (click a thumbnail image for a larger image with caption).