Patterdale is located at the southern tip of Ullswater. There are 2 sets of directions below - one from Junction 40 of the M6 (Penrith) and the other from Windermere via the Kirkstone Pass.
There is a bus service from Penrith (108) which runs between Penrith railway station and Patterdale - calling at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. This is called the Patterdale Rambler, it runs through the year. Times vary with the season. To find the current times please call Traveline on 0870 6082608.
From the M6 (Junction 40):
Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and head west on the A66 - signposted Keswick. At the first roundabout (Rheged), turn left towards Ullswater A592. Follow this road for approximately 15 miles, following signs to Ullswater and passing along the shores of the lake.
Drive through Glenridding and past the pier for the Ullswater Steamers at the end of the lake and into Patterdale. As you continue drivng you will see the Patterdale Hotel on the right hand side and the White Lion on the left. Continue for a 100 meters and you will see a road to the left - it is a bridge over the river. Take this road and Wordsworth Barn is attached to the long white cottage on the left hand side after 300 meters.
From Windermere via the Kirkstone Pass:
From Windermere take the Kirkstone Pass road (A592). Continue up the pass. After 6 miles you will reach the top and the Kirkstone Pass Inn on the right hand side, later on the descent you will pass Brothers Water on the left. Continue along this road - you will see the YHA on the right hand side and approaching Patterdale you will come to a series of bad bends on the. As you exit the bends, there is a right turn over a bridge crossing the river. Take this road and Wordsworth Barn is attached to the long white cottage on the left hand side after 300 meters.